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How working on the computer leads to hand fatigue – The Hand Blog

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Have you noticed if you are having more hand fatigue? If you are working more and more on the computer – this is something you may have noticed.

Our hands work around the clock

Our hands do everything for us and often something we take for granted. Working for hours on the computer can seem like it’s taking a toll on your hands. All the typing, using the mouse, can make you think that working on the computer has caused you to develop hand problems – like the feeling of fatigue. 

It’s easy to blame it on the computer – but hand problems are so much more than just computer work! Our hands can feel fatigued because we use our hands for everything like opening jars, driving, and grabbing onto our large-ass phones!

It’s also easy to ignore – because it’s not the same as when you feel pain. The feeling of fatigue or tiredness in the hands tends to come and go.

If you want to find out what’s wrong – Hands on Therapy Services – your hand specialist in Miami –  can help you rule out problems of the hand and get you the right help to get rid of that feeling fast.

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Do this and ease hand fatigue right away

Start with these 3 fast and easy tips for the computer that you can use right away if you are feeling fatigue of your hands when working on the computer.

  1. Keep the mouse close by so you don’t have to reach.
  2. Drink a lot of water – it will force you to take breaks because you have to get up and use the bathroom.
  3. If you are at a desk or table – place your hands underneath and with your palms up.  It’s a great easy way to let your wrist muscles relax.

I know you often are told to take breaks but let’s be honest… taking breaks every 20 minutes is just not realistic. Being forced to take breaks otherwise you pee in your pants… well, that’s a whole other motivation. 

Avoid the wrong stretches! 

There are a million and one stretches – but I don’t want you doing the wrong ones! The wrong stretches are ineffective – and make you think that this problem is something you have to live with.  You might be on the computer more and more now but you don’t have to live with feeling hand fatigue, which can later develop into bigger problems.  

Give us a call or click on the link to request to speak with our specialist. Get the right help. 

Download our brochure “7 Tips To Stop Chronic Hand And Wrist Pain” and learn how to stop chronic, annoying hand/wrist pain without pills, injections and without having to wear a support brace.

Written by Hoang Tran

About the author – Hoang Tran

Hoang Tran is a hand specialist in Miami, the owner of Hands-on Therapy Services and author of the book “The Hands-On Approach”. She loves helping people with hand and shoulder problems, because she knows how bad and debilitating they can get if not addressed and treated properly (once and for all!).

The aim of her Miami occupational therapy practice is to bring their patients back to full functionality, without pills, injections or surgery. If you would like more information about the services, visit handsots.com or schedule an appointment here. In these difficult times, we are here to help. Telehealth and online sessions are available!

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The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

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