Numb hands? Tendonitis? What you need to know about the hand, wrist and forearm.

Do you have numbness, tingling, and/or pain in your hand, fingers, wrist, forearm or elbow?

You can do something about it.  No drugs, no side effects, no shots, no surgery.

But first you need to understand what is going on.

How you use your hands can contribute hand numbness, carpal tunnel, tendinitis (tendonitis), repetitive stress, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, hand weakness and pain. 

Watch this Video. 

Part 1

 

  Part 2

After you are done with this page, Go To Self-Help Techniques for the Hand, Wrist and Forearm

 

Forearm tightness is much more common a problem causing hand problems than carpal tunnel syndrome.  And using your hands in non-ergonomic ways can lead to tendinitis in the elbow region.  

You saw the neutral position for the hand as it relates to the forearm in the video.  Whenever possible, keep your hand in the neutral position.  When using a mouse, keyboard, etc., try to not flex or extend your wrist.  Your hands should float over the keyboard.  Your wrists should never be touching anything while you are typing. 

Wrist rests are to use when you are not typing.   They are for resting your hands on (little finger side down) when you are not typing.  Your hands should float above the keyboard.  The back of your hands should be in a straight line with the forearm. 

Wrong use of wrist rests can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, forearm tightness, tendinitis, etc.

 

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