A while back I suffered a painless twitch in my right middle finger. I joked on Facebook that while the minor condition made for some amusing typos at least it wasn’t flipping off random strangers.
As a result I got some friendly hints such as adjusting my keyboard placement (further away) and obtaining an ergonomic one (I’m happy to say my Bluetooth keyboard is). Another kind acquaintance suggested a tip I decided to share here.
She recommended dunking each hand and wrist into ice water for twenty seconds once a day. Afterward, let them rest while the temperature returns to normal. I decided to try it.
So far I’ve only done so twice. But there has been no wrist pain or finger twitching in a good while, so I hope this will help maintain that. The advice may be harder to follow come winter since I have a minor case of Reynaud’s Syndrome, a circulation disorder, but that’s a long way off. I just wish this could help those I know in chronic pain.
What about you? Do you have a tip for those many of us writers, bloggers, and office workers who spend too much time on computers?