So, I might have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. What fun for me.
My right wrist and forearm started bothering me a couple weeks ago. I twittered about it at some point, and the illustrious Brian Flores sent me some info on stretches he does and gave me advice on my desk setup. I did get a new keyboard and mouse for the office, and I’m still trying to learn how to type properly. Over the years, I developed my own frantic, flailing means of typing, which probably caused this mess to begin with.
This past Thursday, I saw a doctor about it, and it only took her a minute to decide it was properly carpal tunnel. She prescribed an anti-inflammatory med and told me to get a wrist brace. If those don’t help in the next couple weeks, I have to see an orthopedic surgeon.
Now, I’m trying to type the right way, while wearing a wrist brace, so it’s both slow AND uncomfortable. I find myself reluctant to open anything that will require typing - e-mail, blog posts, code - because it’s frustrating either way. If I don’t wear the brace, my wrist hurts like hell. If I do wear the brace, I can barely function. Everything is a pain in the ass. Hopefully, the meds and brace will help get me back to normal, and I’ll get used to typing the right way.