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Re: Repetitive Motion Syndrome



A word of caution on the support gloves/back braces/etc: I would urge you to
talk to a doctor/hand specialist before wearing such gloves and braces.
Sometimes they seem to offer benefits in the short term, but will eventually
cause more damage to the strained area.  This goes for back/other body parts as
well.  I'm not a doctor and I don't claim to have any special knowledge in this
area.  I have some experience through family members with chiropractors (for the
back) and hand/wrist specialists (for early onset arthritis or possibly carpal
tunnel) and this is what they and the few pieces of literature I have read have
said.

My 1/2 penny's worth...
Eric

--- Scottie Lover <iluvscotties@MINDSPRING.COM> wrote:
Although I only make books as a hobby, repetitive motion syndrome is an even
bigger problem in my field (computer programming).  I, myself, highly
recommend wearing "fingerless" support gloves and taking 50 mg a day of
vitamin B-6. Both appear to have completely solved my problem.  (In my
field, a thingie to put your wrists on when typing at the keyboard is also
indispensable.)

The gloves are so comfortable (and make my hands feel so gooooooood) that I
tend to forget to take them off.  I have actually been known to visit people
and not realize I had them on until I got back home.  In other words,
they're REALLY comfortable.  They apparently look tight, but aren't.  They
feel fabulous.
--- end of quote ---

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