Wrist Pain? Watch this 4min Video of Exercises for Tendonitis and Carpal Tunnel!

By Andrew Davidson
on March 18, 2010

I've been typing away on keyboards since I was a teenager, and now I'm into my third decade of working on a computer. I've had bouts of carpel tunnel in my wrists from extended work sessions. Half of the carpel tunnel injuries can be fixed with a re-evaluation of your work environment. Is your chair the right height? The tilt of your elbow at 90˚? The top of your monitor at your eye level? All of these incremental improvements can delay injuries from common repetitive stress ailments. Also, using non-traditional peripherals also helps. For years, I was addicted to using a 12" x 12" Wacom tablet for all mouse input, and never had a repetitive stress injury ever.

A Bit of Preventative Medicine

I'd stumbled across this video a year or so ago, and found the quick instructions for the three simple exercises to be invaluable, and more importantly they really work. You can feel the stretch if you've never done these type of exercises before, and it's like finding a whole new muscle group that you never knew existed!

In my case, a few times a week helped me greatly, and the wrist pain disappeared shortly thereafter! Good luck with your own repetitive stress injuries!