If you are not genetically predisposed to carpal tunnel syndrome then prevention of carpal tunnel syndrome may be the best option out there. I will give you some suggestions, but remember your doctor should help you make the best plan. For those that may be doing repetitive activities – you can do some stretching exercises and take frequent rest breaks. Remember to wear braces to help keep your wrists straight and use proper posture. Ha ha, yes, I suggested to sit up straight. Did you just hear your mother? You can also adapt your workplace conditions with ergonomic chairs, keyboards, and tools. Try wearing fingerless gloves to keep your hands warm and flexible. Take a yoga class! If this doesn’t help your wrist strength then maybe it will help keep you relaxed and stress free. Stretching is a big deal for athletes and it is for us keyboard warriors, too.
I’m sharing with you Tina’s post surgery photo of day two and day three, doesn’t this look better? She is able to move her hand around and use her hand to help her do a few activities. I know she is keeping those knitting projects close by and, yes, on day three she did pull out a project and knit for a while. She said that after a few hundred stitches (minutes!) her hand began to hurt so she put down the knitting. I had take her shopping, this was to keep her on her feet and off the knitting needles.
See you tomorrow for my final blog about carpal tunnel syndrome!