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Repetitive Strain Injuries/Carpal Tunnel/Trigger Finger

Posted: September 6th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

There are many books, websites, articles, etc about the different types of injuries or conditions that you can have from using a computer improperly: carpal tunnel, trigger finger, thorascic outlet syndrome, to name a few. I disagree with the convention of focusing on injuries and disorders (the problems) instead of focusing on the solutions : becoming a computer athlete.

The Computer Athlete approach focuses on solutions and not on problems. You can prevent these and other injuries by mastering the 5 areas : Equipment and Usage, Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, Self-awareness and Self-Care, and Stress Management.

If you are in pain today, you should know that the body has an uncanny ability to heal itself over time and that if you change your habits and work environment, you can become a happy, healthy person again.

2 Responses to “Repetitive Strain Injuries/Carpal Tunnel/Trigger Finger”:

  1. GWEN, on June 10th, 2009 at 5:55 am

    PLEASES, PLEASE PLEASE…tell me what i do to prevent surgery for my right thumb. I had trigger finger aver a year and a half ago. I splinted and it healed itself. Later 3 injections two years. After the third one the hand specialist said “you’ll be back in a month for surgery” I told him not a chance. How can I make him untrue. This thumb hurts. (I have arthritis in hands and carpal tunnel next untreated later this trigger finger. I’m unemployed and currently job searching. Please help. Any nutrition food supplements recommended?

  2. GWEN, on June 10th, 2009 at 5:57 am

    Also are there any occupations I should search where I don’t use my hands all day, maybe talk for a living???

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