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Many people rely on the computer to do the majority of their jobs. This can result in people doing the same motions many times in a row to the point where they develop joint pain, or it can cause people to experience stiffness and other uncomfortable feelings. Here are some ways that you can prevent finger joint pain while you are typing.
1. Use the Right Tools
The first step is to use the right tools. You want to make sure that you are using an ergonomic mouse and keyboard in order to reduce the strain that you might put on your fingers and wrist. Ergonomic keyboards have a pad on the bottom that allows you to rest your wrists on it at a height that will transfer much of the strain from your fingers to your wrists and from your wrists to the keyboard itself. This can alleviate a lot of problems that you might have while you are typing.
If you use the computer on a regular basis, you might want to consider purchasing an ergonomic keyboard before you start to experience pain because this will keep you from experiencing any uncomfortable sensations in your line of work. Ergonomic keyboards can be found in technical stores and online. If you choose to order online, make sure that you purchase one with a good return policy in order to ensure that you can test it and send it back if it doesn't feel right.
2. Force Yourself to Take Regular Breaks
Another way to make sure that you are able to keep the strain off your fingers is to take regular breaks. In many cases, you will need to force yourself to do so, especially if you feel the breaks are not important. Use your phone to set an alarm that will go off on the hour or every forty five minutes. When the alarm goes off, physically remove your fingers from the keyboard. Stretch your arms behind your back, get up to get water or go to the bathroom, or even just rest for a moment with your fingers over your eyes. Even just doing this for a few minutes each time your alarm goes off with keep you on track and less likely to experience joint pain.
3. Get a Diagnosis
Finally, if your pain persists after implementing the first two ideas, make sure that you go to a doctor to get a diagnosis. You might be experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome or repetitive strain injury syndrome. Both of these have their own treatments which will be more effective.
For more information, talk to a doctor's office such as Hand Rehabilitation Specialists.Share
15 July 2015