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    I've noticed recently over the last week or so that putting any sort of strain on my right wrist really hurts. It's quite noticeable just now, i'm drinking a cup of tea and i'm having to hold the entire cup with my hand (hot!) rather than the handle, because holding by the handle hurts my wrist. Any kind of activity that requires my wrist hurts.

    What could i have done? What could be wrong? And is it possibly something i should see a doctor about?

    EDIT: Also, no posts about my 'overuse' of my right hand in certain activities. That's sooo hilarious and unpredictable.
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    Carpal tunnel syndrome, enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragony
    Carpal tunnel syndrome, enjoy
    Really? And how have we come to this diagnosis, Dr. Fragony?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranika
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    Hmmmm... Does te pain grow from 0 to unbearable in a few seconds when you use it? does it spread in your forearm?

    Did you have any unusual activitie (and so goes off the joke, we speak of "unusual" ), or more than usual (maybe skiing). Did you fall on your wrist? Work out? Does your hand shake when it starts to hurt?

    Could be a tendon "inflammation"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragony
    Carpal tunnel syndrome, enjoy
    Outch.... If that's it... Outch.... Typical computer user's "illness"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeus Caesar
    Really? And how have we come to this diagnosis, Dr. Fragony?
    Pretty common with people that use computers a lot, you need another mouse.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpal_tunnel_syndrome

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    To answer your questions, Caerfanan, yes, the pain is instant, no i haven't been doing any activities that are different, and i occasionally get the shakes in my hand for a few seconds. EDIT: Forgot to point out, the shakes are completely random and happen for no reason.

    Frag - i don't use a mouse, i use a laptop touchpad. My hand typically stays in one position while my index finger does all the moving. I probably spend about 4-5 hours a day on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranika
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    Just lucky then I guess

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    Tyndromassive Aphostomiasis Major aka Max-Ferlinger Syndrome.

    Sorry to hear that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeus Caesar
    To answer your questions, Caerfanan, yes, the pain is instant, no i haven't been doing any activities that are different, and i occasionally get the shakes in my hand for a few seconds. EDIT: Forgot to point out, the shakes are completely random and happen for no reason.

    Frag - i don't use a mouse, i use a laptop touchpad. My hand typically stays in one position while my index finger does all the moving. I probably spend about 4-5 hours a day on it.
    OK, next question, then, does it hurt inside your wrist, or do you feel it on the sides?

    Does you hand stays in a "stretched or not very practical position"? With a touchpad, you coud have some of you fingers continuously pointing up...

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    LEN - neither of those returned any google results. Care to explain what it is?

    Caerfanan - the pain is sort of inside the wrist. And the laptop is about a foot and a half directly in front of my. My index finger is perpetually on the touchpad with my other fingers raised above it. The bottom of the palm of my hand and my wrist drops off the laptop and rests on the table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranika
    I'm being assailed by a mental midget of ironically epic proportions. Quick as frozen molasses, this one. Sharp as a melted marble. It's disturbing. I've had conversations with a braying mule with more coherence.


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    Hmmmm. If it's inside the wrist, it really could be what Fragony said - Carpel tunnel syndrome... And if it is "only" an inflammation of some tendons (is that an english word), I'm afraid there's not much to do: a lot of water, rest and specific pain killer for maybe two weeks....

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    Hello Mikeus Caesar,

    It's nasty. Working for hours a day on a computer is a risk, maybe you won't experience any problem for years until suddenly.

    It's important to have some tiny breaks while working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TosaInu
    Hello Mikeus Caesar,

    It's nasty. Working for hours a day on a computer is a risk, maybe you won't experience any problem for years until suddenly.

    It's important to have some tiny breaks while working.
    Can you really go for years without it popping up?

    Because i have been using the computer excessively for years with no problem. Maybe the recent change to touchpad in the last few months is responsible?

    Caerfanan - as for the option of rest, not possible. The only way i can keep myself sane in this boring place is through the use of the computer, it's a great timesink. Without it i can only sit around all day, as there is very little to do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranika
    I'm being assailed by a mental midget of ironically epic proportions. Quick as frozen molasses, this one. Sharp as a melted marble. It's disturbing. I've had conversations with a braying mule with more coherence.


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    Better somewhat less then not at all, these are first symptoms, it can get very painful if you don't relax it a bit.

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    Well, i'll see how it goes. If it gets worse (i.e i can't pick up an empty mug without it hurting) then i'll concede defeat and submit myself to a week or two of boredom.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranika
    I'm being assailed by a mental midget of ironically epic proportions. Quick as frozen molasses, this one. Sharp as a melted marble. It's disturbing. I've had conversations with a braying mule with more coherence.


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    Might want to check a docter first, if it is very acute it could also be a hernia. Been doing some heavy lifting lately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragony
    Might want to check a docter first, if it is very acute it could also be a hernia. Been doing some heavy lifting lately?
    Nah, no heavy lifting. And i'll definitely be checking with a doctor. Just went to drink from the milk bottle as i usually do. And as usual it hurt my wrist to lift it. But the real killer was holding the bottle with my bad hand while screwing the top back on. Just that slight force hurt like hell, and now i've got a dull pain in my wrist, despite this being 5 minutes ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranika
    I'm being assailed by a mental midget of ironically epic proportions. Quick as frozen molasses, this one. Sharp as a melted marble. It's disturbing. I've had conversations with a braying mule with more coherence.


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    Mikeus, I love making nonsense jokes around.

    For the topic, why not pop out in an instant? Is your body a periodically maintained system of manufactured components ?

    Go see an orthopaedist ASAP. Don't take this lightly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeus Caesar
    And i'll definitely be checking with a doctor.
    Good boy. I have a high tolerance for pain and a very low tolerance for knowing what causes it, hate docters and that's stupid. Once hurt my hand in a match and walked weeks with, turned out to be broken on 3 places. So, they had to be broken again and you don't get any sedation here *snap* *snap* *snap*, let me tell you that I have sung a better tune

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    LEN - i would go and see a doctor ASAP, but it's 2.19am right now

    Frag - ow ow ow ow ow! I can only imagine how much that hurt
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranika
    I'm being assailed by a mental midget of ironically epic proportions. Quick as frozen molasses, this one. Sharp as a melted marble. It's disturbing. I've had conversations with a braying mule with more coherence.


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    Wrist splints may be some use, your hand will be held in one position but that should still allow you to use your laptop, even though it may be wiser to have a break from it

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    I have Tendinotis (still, though I am getting really better with breaks). Just take a month break from computers and you be fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by {BHC}AntiWarmanCake88
    Just take a month break from computers and you be fun
    Always good to know that there's an easy solution.
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    Go to a doc man.
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    Mikeus Ceasar please just go to the Doctor.

    I have a friend whose wife constantly gets "Self-diagnoses" off internet "medical websites".

    Whilst hillarious to me (when she determined that her sore back was due to some form of wheat intolerance) it does become a problem to others - no bread in the house for my friend.

    Also IF it is nothing and you go to the Doctor, your mind will be put at ease, IF it is something you will know and get the proper treatment. No more worries.

    BTW my friend, with the crazy wife, is waiting to come home one day to a house covered in a bio-shroud when the "headache" turns out to "actually" be ebola.
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    Anyone have a clue if trackball mice help prevent carpal tunnel?
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    Best case: You'll have to take a break from computers, and wear a brace.

    Worst case: ...Surgery. My friend's mother had to have surgery for carpal tunnel. She wasn't even allowed to drive a car. Good luck.
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    A laptop touchpad you say? I can see the problem; even though its your index finger that moves up and down your wrist has to constantly move sideways if you want to scroll across, putting unusual strain on those tendons.

    Hope the pain goes away soon.
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    hmm use your left arm for a bit... (or if you are left handed use your right..)

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