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I might have RSI
« on: March 28, 2019, 02:22 pm »
Today I've been getting extremely sharp pains in my right hand really frequently. The first few times I just ignored it, but it keeps happening and my mom suggested that it may be repetitive strain injury, which makes sense considering how frequently I use a computer (and I do Games Design at college, so I'm always on a computer there too).

Hopefully it's not and it's just some weird occurance. :/


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Re: I might have RSI
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 02:59 pm »
Thats scary, oh my god..:( I hope youll be okay. Try taking a break from video games and stuff maybe? Idk im not a doctor but maybe that might help. Best of luck<33
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Re: I might have RSI
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 03:05 pm »
Thats scary, oh my god..:( I hope youll be okay. Try taking a break from video games and stuff maybe? Idk im not a doctor but maybe that might help. Best of luck<33

Yeah, it just came out of nowhere and was pretty concerning. After searching about RSI, a lot of the things match up to what I'm getting. But yeah, I'm going to give it a few days (doing not much about it) and see if it remains the same, and if so I'll probably stop using the computer for a while. Again, though, that's difficult because I have to use computers at college. But thank you. :D


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Re: I might have RSI
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 03:31 pm »
Good luck, I feel bad for you
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Re: I might have RSI
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 03:42 pm »
Good luck, I feel bad for you

Thanks, it's at least calmed down a little bit right now. :)


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Re: I might have RSI
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2019, 04:44 pm »
That's concerning, I feel quite bad for you. Hope it gets better soon.
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Re: I might have RSI
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2019, 05:49 pm »
That's concerning, I feel quite bad for you. Hope it gets better soon.

The main problem is what I'll do if it continues. As mentioned above, I need a computer for college and there isn't an alternative. Thanks. :)


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Re: I might have RSI
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2019, 06:40 pm »
The main problem is what I'll do if it continues. As mentioned above, I need a computer for college and there isn't an alternative. Thanks. :)
You could see a doctor.
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Re: I might have RSI
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2019, 03:06 am »
That’s splodety. They are never fun, hope it gets better

 

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Re: I might have RSI
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2019, 09:50 am »
You could see a doctor.

I will if it continues. I'm still experiencing it, but today it's been less frequent.

That’s splodety. They are never fun, hope it gets better

Yeah, quite a pain in the ass. Well, the hand. :))

Thanks. :)


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Re: I might have RSI
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2019, 11:39 am »
Thinking about it I think I used to get that when I spent about 8 hours on Sploder a day lol

I guess maybe it will just go eventually, idk
 

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Re: I might have RSI
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2019, 11:42 am »
Just spend less time with a mouse and maybe it will go, use the touch pad instead maybe, or even use your left hand instead
 

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Re: I might have RSI
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2019, 04:00 pm »
Thinking about it I think I used to get that when I spent about 8 hours on Sploder a day lol

I guess maybe it will just go eventually, idk

I hope it does go after some time. I assume it's like a temporary injury.

Just spend less time with a mouse and maybe it will go, use the touch pad instead maybe, or even use your left hand instead

Again, that's really difficult considering my college course. I could use a graphics tablet as a mouse there but that's a serious inconvenience.


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Re: I might have RSI
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2019, 07:31 pm »
Today I've been getting extremely sharp pains in my right hand really frequently. The first few times I just ignored it, but it keeps happening and my mom suggested that it may be repetitive strain injury, which makes sense considering how frequently I use a computer (and I do Games Design at college, so I'm always on a computer there too).

Hopefully it's not and it's just some weird occurance. :/
You better learn some ergonomics.
http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/ahtutorials/typingposture.html

If you have bad posture your wrists can be destroyed. Sit with your back straight, wrists floating and also straight.  Use a mouse instead of a trackpad when possible. I type about 60 hours a week, and at one point my right wrist was on fire, but I managed to mitigate the pain, although it still shows up if I'm not careful.
 

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Re: I might have RSI
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2019, 07:35 pm »
You better learn some ergonomics.
http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/ahtutorials/typingposture.html

If you have bad posture your wrists can be destroyed. Sit with your back straight, wrists floating and also straight.  Use a mouse instead of a trackpad when possible. I type about 60 hours a week, and at one point my right wrist was on fire, but I managed to mitigate the pain, although it still shows up if I'm not careful.

Probably a good idea. My posture has always been bad. Just a bad habit I suppose. I slouch almost always and it often hurts my back (nowhere near as bad as what I'm getting in my wrist though) so thanks for that. :)

I've never understood the floating wrists thing. It just feels really uncomfortable versus resting your hand on the desk.


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