Monday, November 23, 2015
Taking Good Care Of Your Wrists And Fingers When Typing A Lot
If you work a desk job, you may have thought you would not have to worry about facing any serious injuries on the job - and you may then have been surprised by how much strain you sometimes put your fingers and (even more so) wrists through with all the typing you have to do; of course, most people tend to think of carpal tunnel syndrome as something of a joke - something to poke fun at, but not to necessarily worry about - but if you have ever found that you experience pain in your fingers or wrists after long bursts of typing, you may want to rethink your thoughts on this! The repetitive movement of typing, with nothing to break it up, is the main thing that will cause carpal tunnel (and other problems) to manifest in your wrists and hands, and the best way for you to break it up is to take some breaks; instead of waiting until your hands or wrists start hurting, give yourself breaks at regular intervals to rest your hands for a bit, and to shake them out and get the blood flowing. Taking preventative measures to protect yourself from injury or problems with your hands and wrists will also be important, and a couple great ways to do this are to get an ergonomic keyboard and some wrist braces; with an ergonomic keyboard, your hands will automatically be adjusted in such a way that injury risk will be lessened, and with a carpal tunnel brace, you will be able to restrict the movements of your wrists in such a way that the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome is greatly minimized. And "no longer typing at all" is perhaps the easiest (and most enjoyable!) way of all to protect yourself from injury to your hands or wrists; the program Dragon Dictate is the most advanced speech-to-text program available (with accuracy hovering around 99 per cent!), and by adding this program to your computer, you will hardly have to type at all. Instead, you will be able to simply talk, and your computer will do the typing for you - and the only work you will have to do with your hands is editing that one word in every one hundred that Dragon Dictate ends up messing up!