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Hands hurt from typing...how do you make it stop???

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by vegasvillan, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    Any tips I even got those padded mouse pads and keyboard pads...anybody else have this problem...it freakin hurts:yield:
     
  2. l3east

    l3east Registered Member

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    Yea mines hurt to
     
  3. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    Yea BHW is addicting...lol...lots of great info I never knew about
     
  4. sidddd

    sidddd Power Member

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    I outsource the work :D

    Or else I bang my head on the keyboard and automatically the words are printed (due to head banging :D )
     
  5. the_demon

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    I just crack my knuckles and shake my hands out... There's nothing really to take the pain away you just kind of have to take breaks...

    Another suggestion is to get voice-text software though most of them really suck. I even got dragon naturally speaking and trashed it the same day. It was horrible in my experience. The stock one by Microsoft isn't too bad but still not great.
     
  6. eshaman

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    What part of your hands hurt? You really should be careful of RSI and tendonitis. Maybe try some voice recognition like the_demon suggested, or change your mouse for a trackball (those giant logitech ones are supposed to be good, although I have the microsoft ergonomic mouse and I can't recommend it enough!)

    Other than that, STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER :p

    I know it's hard, but exercise is important. We don't want a documentary like that Warcraft one...

    I can see the headlines

    "Millionaire child dies in front of Internet Marketing forum"
     
  7. deadzed

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    Get Dragon Naturally Speaking and dictate instead of typing. The comprehension is top notch (they even have plug-ins for regional accents). I got my copy on Dem*o*noi*d.
     
  8. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    hahahahahahahahahahaa.....

    Its the wrist and knuckles.....I think the trackball is a great idea helloall said put them in hot water it worked pretty good...
     
  9. virtualv

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    When your hands and fingers hurt.....it's time to call it a day! :)
     
  10. the_demon

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    @deadzed - Yeah, I've heard so many good reviews... It just didn't live up to my exprectations perhaps I'll give it another go when the new version comes out. I really didn't like their user interface either.

    @eshaman :: LMFAO, world of warcraft, south park, still laughing.
     
  11. smileplease

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    Get a good keyboard.
     
  12. shade

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    Fortunately I don't have to type. The words assemble themselves out of fear.
     
  13. sidddd

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    :D :D You made my day!!!
     
  14. justone

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    Try find out what exactly makes the problems, I'd guess you bend your hands in a way they don't like or similar.
    Get good keyboard with different form factors and key arrgangements, I am sure you'll sooner or later find something that works for you.

    I for myself can type the whole day and never have any problems, but I'm used to typing since age 12. (maybe I'll run into problems in 10 or 15 years, hope not)
     
  15. lifefzr

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    Use the soft

    Dragon naturally speaking
     
  16. loxy

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    Depends on what parts or your hands are hurting.
    If its wrist, with palm facing you, lightly pinch your wrist, forefinger on front of wrist thumb on the back.

    Move your wrist backwards and forwards slowly.

    If this causes discomfort you may be suffering from carpel tunnel syndrome where your tendon is rubbing or getting trapped in an inflamed carpel tunnel.
    If the pain is primarily in the little and index fingers this may be a trapped ulner nerve.

    This runs through your elbow, forearm and into your pinky and index fingers.
    Symptoms range from general discomfort, to sharp stabbing or tearing pains in elbow, or forearms to mild irritation in fingers or "shaky hands".

    Try not to perch elbows or wrists on the edges of tables.
    If your keyboard slants upwards, lower it so that it is flat.

    When not using the mouse, take your hand off it.

    If you get any of the symptoms above it is important to keep your hands warm and cold conditions will further constrict the movement of tendons and put more pressure on nerves.

    If its really painful a couple of ibuprofen will take down the swelling which causes discomfort otherwise atopic cases can be treated with mild steroids.
     
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    More thumbs up for Dragon from me, I have heard it can even pick up a scouser accent :)
     
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    Hey doc,it hurts when I do this.

    Doc: Stop doing that.
     
  19. Uptownbulker

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    Reads like the beginning of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which can be avoided by using an ergonomic keyboard which allows the hads and arms to remain in a much more natural position than do regular keyboards.

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    I use these on all my boxes and have no issues.

    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/productdetails.aspx?pid=043

    You can usually catch them on sale for $39-49 but e[ven at the full $59 price, they are well worth it.

    I also use this mouse:

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    http://www.business-supply.com/optical-cordless-trackman-wheel-mouse-2-button-scroll-prgrmbl-gy-sr_LOG9043460403_product.html?src=nextag&keywords=LOG9043460403

    The mouse sits still and you run the pointer from the Trackball.

    Saves a lot of arm movement although it will take you a few days to become accustomed to it.

    You gusy and gals know how much I am online and I have no problems with carpal tunnel, muscle or joint pain from keyyboard and mouse use.
     
  20. LHaskins

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    Usually the pain is because you are bending your wrist as you type.
    Your keyboard and chair height should be aligned so that your wrists stay
    straight when you type.

    If you have the beginnings of carpal tunnel, you can take vitamins to take care
    of the problem. Take fish oil caps to reduce the inflammation, 250mg of B6,
    a B complex vitamin 50mg to 100mg. Cut out all diet sodas, as aspartame is
    a know factor for carpal tunnel.

    They also make special wrist braces that force you to keep your wrists
    straight as you type.

    LOL, can you tell that one of my niches is in natural health?? :)