You might expect to develop wrist pain if you’re doing assembly line work or some other active job, but most office workers don’t expect to develop this type of pain.
You’re not alone. Many office workers develop wrist pain from typing and using a mouse all day. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent and treat this type of pain.
There are many reasons why office workers develop aching wrists and understanding some of these reasons can help people treat or prevent this aching. One group of medical professionals who can provide this understanding is physical therapists. Furthermore, they can help you find a highly effective treatment for your wrist pain.
Do you type on a computer keyboard or use a mouse all day at work? If so, you may be at risk for developing a condition called “computer wrist” or “mouse shoulder.”
Symptoms of these conditions include pain and stiffness in the wrist, forearm, and shoulder. The pain may radiate from the wrist up the arm. The symptoms are usually worse at night and may make it difficult to sleep.
The condition is caused by repetitive motions of the wrists and arms during computer use. This puts pressure on the tendons and muscles in the area, which can lead to inflammation. Computer wrist is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, which is another condition that can cause pain in the wrist and hand.
There are several things you can do to prevent or treat computer wrists. First, take breaks often to stretch your arms and hands. Second, use ergonomic devices such as a split keyboard or raised mousepad to reduce stress on your wrists and forearms. Finally, consult with a physical therapist or occupational therapist to learn exercises that can help strengthen the muscles and tendons around your wrists.
Health Plus PT offers top-notch treatment for wrist pain
Are you an office worker who has developed wrist pain? You’ll find effective help for your pain at Health Plus Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, Edison, NJ. Our team can do a free screening of your aching wrist to determine why they’re aching. Additionally, we can create a one-on-one therapy plan for you that’s designed to reduce your pain and prevent it from coming back. You can even sign up for at-home care and virtual therapy sessions with our team. This can help you treat your wrist discomfort from home.