What is the right way to position your right wrist on the track pad when scrolling through web pages? I have severe pain now when I use he track pad on my right hand especially the wrist part.Thanks Marv
You may try wearing a splint at night for several weeks. If this does not help, you may need to try wearing the splint during the day. Avoid sleeping on your wrists. Hot and cold compresses may also be recommended.
There are many changes you can make in the workplace to reduce the stress on your wrist:
Special devices include keyboards, different types of mouses, cushioned mouse pads, and keyboard drawers.
Someone should review the position you are in when performing your work activities. For example, make sure the keyboard is low enough so that your wrists aren't bent upward while typing. Your doctor may suggest an occupational therapist.
You may also need to make changes in your work duties or recreational activities. Some of the jobs associated with carpal tunnel syndrome include those that involve typing and vibrating tools. Carpal tunnel syndrome has also been linked to professional musicians.
Personally, I hate the laptop trackpad and prefer a keyboard and mouse....
I went to the doctor and he told me I do not have CTS I have bad arthritis starting and he gave me medicine and I go for therapy 3 x a week. Someone told me to keep my right wrist at a 45degree angle not straight ahead on the track pad. Thanks
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