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Anyone use a computer glove?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by dllll, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. dllll

    dllll Registered Member

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    Im kind of scared of screwing up my hand since im on my computer practically 24/7 and i know that us computer guys/gals are more prone to getting carpal tunnel and other hand injuries. Just wondering how many of you use a computer glove and any recommendations, im looking to buy one so i just want to hear what you guys have to say about it.
     
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    I never knew such gloves existed until now. And tbh i think they are bullshit. Have you ever seen a receptionist with a pair of these gloves on? Or indeed anyone who works at a desk 12 hours a day?
     
  3. dllll

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    You never knew they existed so why you say they are bullshit? To answer your question, yes i know of receptionist who have had carpal tunnel surgery for being on the computer all day and they wear these gloves now, doctors orders. I have an aunt who had carpel tunnel surgery shes on a computer, and does paper work all day and she got it in her 30s.
     
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    You'd be better off stringing your hands to the ceiling mission impossible style.
     
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    Are you serious? lol.... Pics?
     
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    Here is a rig my doctor recommended:

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    Nope. I can't imagine wearing gloves all day while I work. Carpal Tunnel syndrome sounds more comfortable. Why be scared of something that might never happen? Why not live in a bubble, just to be sure you don't catch any of the other thousand diseases floating around that could also kill you?

    I'm all about awareness and prevention, but this sounds more like paranoia to me.
     
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    I never used in my life and i never thought that this kind of gloves really exist. I had no big problems, maybe one or twice cuted my had in a slate but wasn't so bad LOL.
     
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    My friend is a massage therapist and he wears such gloves, but he had a small operation on his hands a few weeks ago. So I think that people wear such gloves only in particular medical cases. I don't think you really need them, it's just another advertising trick
     
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    Do these gloves work for any kind of carpal tunnel? Because if they don't solve the problem for all carpal tunnel sufferers then they probably don't work. I've never heard of these and I assume functioning ones would sell like hotcakes. Just sayin.
     
  12. dllll

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    Something that might never happen? Look at what causes carpel tunnel, everyone on this forum is more likely to get it vs someone who is not on the computer for a living. Im not trying to live in a bubble, whats wrong with wearing a glove that will protect your hand from injury?
    You see sports players wear padding, helmets, cups etc... to prevent injury as well, whats wrong with that? Thats not living in a bubble thats being smart. I cant imagine going 20years on a computer and not having some type of issues with my hands in the long run so why not get something to prevent that from happening? Anyways i went ahead and bought this one on Amazon, it only cost me $13 with shipping included.
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    I have a dorsal synovial cyst on my wrist due to the repetitive typing movements I make. I've had it aspirated already and I couldn't use my wrist for a week. It came back, so now I have to go get it surgically excised which will prevent me from typing with both hands for a month.

    With that said, I've never used a "computer glove", but I have used a wrist brace to type to reduce the strain on my wrist. While it did reduce the pain, it still felt odd typing with a wrist brace on.
     
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  14. dllll

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    How long did you use the wrist brace, most things are odd when you try then you get use to it after a while, i rather feel odd typing than have to get surgery to remove a cyst from my wrist and not be able to type at all. How are you going to work that whole month after surgery?
     
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    Well, I initially got the wrist brace when I was 18 to help me play the piano and type. I used it for about 3 months before taking it off due to feeling restricted (I know that's the point of the wrist brace, I just didn't like the feeling even when I adjusted it) and because the cyst kept growing even when I wore the brace for extended periods of time (including while I slept). I only used it for a few years after that when I needed to lift or push something heavy until I decided that it would make a nice flame-thrower and 650nm laser (there's this little metal support piece inside of the brace that is malleable with enough pressure).

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    As for work, I'm ambidextrous, so I can just use the mouse with the other hand and type with 1 hand. Sure, it'll be slower, but at least I'll still be able to get work done.
     

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    Sounds like your cyst problem started before you started using the wrist brace? Its not a miracle worker but i do think it will help prevent further injury. I already experience pain in my hand/wrist when using the computer for long hours and also i notice i cant bend my thumb as much as i can on my left hand. (Im right handed) So if this glove prevents stuff like carpal tunnel i see that $13 i spent on one as a good investment. :)
     
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    Yes, I only got the brace when I actually noticed the cyst (synovial cysts can sometimes be small too small to see). If you're really worried about carpal tunnel syndrome, here's are a couple of tests you can take at home:

    Phalen Maneuver: This test involves you pushing your wrists together so that the dorsal sides (the top part of your wrist) are touching. This will increase the pressure in the carpal tunnel ligament and temporarily make the symptoms more pronounced. Hold this for about a minute and if you do not start feeling numbness and tingling in your index finger, middle finger, half your ring finger, and thumb (as these are the fingers the median nerve, which is the nerve that passes through the carpal tunnel, affects), then you probably do not have carpal tunnel syndrome.

    Tinel's Sign: This test involves you tapping the median nerve (this is located where your hand and wrist meet on the distal side, which is the palm side). If you do not experience any carpal tunnel symptoms, you probably do not have it.

    If you're already experiencing some kind of symptoms, I would suggest having x-rays done on your hand and wrist to see if you've injured it in any way.
     
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  18. rob1977

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    When I was in the army, we laughed a guy to death for turning up with "shooting gloves", threw eggs and other assorted food items at a guy who sported "driving gloves" mullered the clown with the "weight lifting gloves",

    And you want to be taken seriously with your "typing gloves"

    I bet you go speed marching round town with walking poles and curvy sole Fit-FLops.
     
  19. Zwielicht

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    There's no need to be snide, if dllll wants to wear a wrist brace for typing to prevent a potential wrist injury, then let him. There's nothing flamboyant or ignominious about it. How does someone deserve to be taunted or mullered for wearing gloves for an activity?

    You know what? You're right, you probably do have antisocial personality disorder if you mullered someone for wearing weight lifting gloves.
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  20. rob1977

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    Good for you :clap2: