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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:55 pm
A question thread.... how to? does anyone know? where can I find? etc. etc.

my first question,

I have to do a lot of keyboarding for my work and I'm starting to get some pain in my arms. Has anyone here gone through anything like this? repetitive stress or carpal tunnel?

A coworker uses some compression arm sleeves much like the ones we see on NBA players. Anyone know anything about these? the kind to get etc?

I will probably try to limit my typing here for a while, and see what happens..

Man, I can't afford to get injured or take time off....
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:02 pm
Jackattack wrote:A question thread.... how to? does anyone know? where can I find? etc. etc.

my first question,

I have to do a lot of keyboarding for my work and I'm starting to get some pain in my arms. Has anyone here gone through anything like this? repetitive stress or carpal tunnel?

A coworker uses some compression arm sleeves much like the ones we see on NBA players. Anyone know anything about these? the kind to get etc?

I will probably try to limit my typing here for a while, and see what happens..

Man, I can't afford to get injured or take time off....


I've heard a trick if you have joint pain... crush up some advil mix it with a little vasoline and rub it into where ever it hurts. I've never done it but I heard it can help stuff like carpel tunnel if it flares up all of a sudden. probably should see your doctor though, they will know what's best for you.
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Jackattack wrote:A question thread.... how to? does anyone know? where can I find? etc. etc.

my first question,

I have to do a lot of keyboarding for my work and I'm starting to get some pain in my arms. Has anyone here gone through anything like this? repetitive stress or carpal tunnel?

A coworker uses some compression arm sleeves much like the ones we see on NBA players. Anyone know anything about these? the kind to get etc?

I will probably try to limit my typing here for a while, and see what happens..

Man, I can't afford to get injured or take time off....


hey Jack,
I have heard something that works is a small tennis elbow brace. Its just a band that you wear below your elbow....that way you dont have to have a whole sleeve covering your arm.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:57 pm
Thanks both of you...
yeah I got the arm brace already and have used it a few times.
I need to get a new desk and keyboard so I can adjust the height of everything.
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Who would win a fight on a Glacier at Night....

Batman or Spiderman???

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PaWnOgRaFfItI wrote:Who would win a fight on a Glacier at Night....

Batman or Spiderman???


Batman, no contest... Batman trained in extreme weathers and surroundings, so he knows how to use that stuff for his advantage.
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PaWnOgRaFfItI wrote:Who would win a fight on a Glacier at Night....

Batman or Spiderman???


Batman, no contest... Batman trained in extreme weathers and surroundings, so he knows how to use that stuff for his advantage.


Agreed. I mean, what exactly would Spiderman web on to? Everything is slippery, and it's at night too. Batman pwns in the night.
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What good colgne's are out there ? I usaully buy colgne and 1/2 the time i end up not liking it as much. Rocking the aqui di gio by armani right now, good stuff, give me some input folks on some good colgne. And yes i am already aware of Axe and old spice, the commercial lied, girls did not jump all over me.

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warriorsstepup wrote:What good colgne's are out there ? I usaully buy colgne and 1/2 the time i end up not liking it as much. Rocking the aqui di gio by armani right now, good stuff, give me some input folks on some good colgne. And yes i am already aware of Axe and old spice, the commercial lied, girls did not jump all over me.


axe and old spice are strong ****... stuff reeks from far away, and its cheap crap.

I perfer more subtle smelling cologne. One which doesn't have your scent 50 yards a way. But to be honest, i haven't bought the stuff in a long time. I been swiping from brothers, roommates, friends all these years
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Jackattack wrote:A question thread.... how to? does anyone know? where can I find? etc. etc.

my first question,

I have to do a lot of keyboarding for my work and I'm starting to get some pain in my arms. Has anyone here gone through anything like this? repetitive stress or carpal tunnel?

A coworker uses some compression arm sleeves much like the ones we see on NBA players. Anyone know anything about these? the kind to get etc?

I will probably try to limit my typing here for a while, and see what happens..

Man, I can't afford to get injured or take time off....



Not sure if we have the same problem, but I did go through something similar about a year ago and have been back to normal since. But, yeah, take that seriously, as we make our living with our hands.

Anyhow, in addition to adjusting your desk and chair, here’s some things you might want to try:

1. Switch off back and forth from righty to lefty with your mouse. There was a time where I went lefty mostly, but now I'm back to righty without discomfort.

2. Make sure your keyboard stand (to prop it up) is not engaged. The keyboard should be flat, so you're not straining your wrist angling your hands & fingers up to type.

3. Get a resting pad (raised) for your wrists for typing. Also, get a mousepad with a raised resting area for your wrist/bottom area of hand.

And for neck aches, some people tend to lean/tilt their heads forward toward the monitor. Even with a small tilt, since one’s head is about 10 lbs., your back neck muscles are strained supporting the tilt and unnatural head position all day.

I also recommend an ergonomic chair. Night and day difference from a regular office chair.

Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:54 am
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Jackattack wrote:A question thread.... how to? does anyone know? where can I find? etc. etc.

my first question,

I have to do a lot of keyboarding for my work and I'm starting to get some pain in my arms. Has anyone here gone through anything like this? repetitive stress or carpal tunnel?

A coworker uses some compression arm sleeves much like the ones we see on NBA players. Anyone know anything about these? the kind to get etc?

I will probably try to limit my typing here for a while, and see what happens..

Man, I can't afford to get injured or take time off....



Not sure if we have the same problem, but I did go through something similar about a year ago and have been back to normal since. But, yeah, take that seriously, as we make our living with our hands.

Anyhow, in addition to adjusting your desk and chair, here’s some things you might want to try:

1. Switch off back and forth from righty to lefty with your mouse. There was a time where I went lefty mostly, but now I'm back to righty without discomfort.

2. Make sure your keyboard stand (to prop it up) is not engaged. The keyboard should be flat, so you're not straining your wrist angling your hands & fingers up to type.

3. Get a resting pad (raised) for your wrists for typing. Also, get a mousepad with a raised resting area for your wrist/bottom area of hand.

And for neck aches, some people tend to lean/tilt their heads forward toward the monitor. Even with a small tilt, since one’s head is about 10 lbs., your back neck muscles are strained supporting the tilt and unnatural head position all day.

I also recommend an ergonomic chair. Night and day difference from a regular office chair.

Hope this helps.



Well said. Need to do some specific exercises too, especially for your neck. I strained my neck exercising about three and a half years ago and it props up pretty often when I'm at BJJ. I do exercises for it pretty often and though I'm not at 100% (probably never will), I'm better than before and feel better as time goes on.

Look into all this, anything that helps is good to try
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:20 am
one thing that was big at kaiser while i was working there (before getting laid-off) was stretching. once every 1-2 hours stretch out a lil. helps a lot with repetitive movement type jobs and jobs where you just sit there.

as far as the sleeves, it may work depending on the type of injury you have or feel like might be coming. those are mostly for muscles tho...to keep the muscle warm so it doesnt get stiff resulting in a strain or cramp.
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warriorsstepup wrote:What good colgne's are out there ? I usaully buy colgne and 1/2 the time i end up not liking it as much. Rocking the aqui di gio by armani right now, good stuff, give me some input folks on some good colgne. And yes i am already aware of Axe and old spice, the commercial lied, girls did not jump all over me.


the new Roc a Wear stuff is surprisingly nice.It's called 91X. Dolche and Gabanna Light Blue, and Issey Miake are a couple of classics in a similar vain to the di gio you currently have

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Jackattack wrote:A question thread.... how to? does anyone know? where can I find? etc. etc.

my first question,

I have to do a lot of keyboarding for my work and I'm starting to get some pain in my arms. Has anyone here gone through anything like this? repetitive stress or carpal tunnel?

A coworker uses some compression arm sleeves much like the ones we see on NBA players. Anyone know anything about these? the kind to get etc?

I will probably try to limit my typing here for a while, and see what happens..

Man, I can't afford to get injured or take time off....



I used to have severe pain in my fingers and wrist,,,at night my arms would tingle and go numb....then i started wearing a wrist brace at night and at times durning the day....the brace looked like something a bowler would wear....the other advice is to lay off the self man love :mrgreen:
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Jackattack wrote:A question thread.... how to? does anyone know? where can I find? etc. etc.

my first question,

I have to do a lot of keyboarding for my work and I'm starting to get some pain in my arms. Has anyone here gone through anything like this? repetitive stress or carpal tunnel?

A coworker uses some compression arm sleeves much like the ones we see on NBA players. Anyone know anything about these? the kind to get etc?

I will probably try to limit my typing here for a while, and see what happens..

Man, I can't afford to get injured or take time off....



I used to have severe pain in my fingers and wrist,,,at night my arms would tingle and go numb....then i started wearing a wrist brace at night and at times durning the day....the brace looked like something a bowler would wear....the other advice is to lay off the self man love :mrgreen:


seems to have worked for you... :mrgreen:
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