If you spend all day working on your computer, your wrists may be at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. Drake Baer offers tips on how to keep it at bay.
- Change how you type. Type with your wrists and elbows in a straight line and your arms parallel. This position is called “neutral wrist,” and will help alleviate carpal pressure.
- Stretch your wrists. Before you start typing, take time to warm up your wrists by gently stretching them.
- Step away. Give your wrists a break by taking time to step away from the computer for short breaks.
- Listen to your pain. If you’re experiencing wrist pain, don’t ignore it. Pain is your body’s way of letting you know there’s a problem.
— Adapted from “How to Stop Worrying About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,” Drake Baer, Fast Company.