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<img src=/images/forums/snitz/eek.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> I work in an office and have to use the computer alot, especially the mouse. I've been using it alot more than usual lately, and I've been getting this pain in my wrist from using it. It's along the underside of arm and it's really annoying. I know that the mouse has to be what's causing it. I bought one of those gelly pad thing-a-ma-gigs <img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0> to rest my arm on, but it seems to make using the mouse difficult for me and I keep clicking on the wrong buttons. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/angry.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> Is there anything I can do? <img src=/images/forums/snitz/uhh.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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Does your mouse have a track ball? If not, you may want to consider getting one with a track ball. I use a logitech one and really like it.

Sounds to me like you are starting to get an overuse injury, possibly some tendinitis as well. First thing take some breaks from using the mouse about every 30 minutes. If it seems to be inflammed try applying ice for 20 minutes but no longer than that. Wait an hour then apply ice again. If the ice seems to irritate it then try some heat.

Does it irritate you when you flex your wrist down and up or only when you move your fingers?
Describe the pain?
How long does it last and when does it usually occur during the day?
Anything you've tried help?
Besides the mouse what else makes it worse.

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im no Doctor..but try a trackball mouse..they take a bit to get used to...but they are alot more comfortable than regular mice


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Does it irritate you when you flex your wrist down and up or only when you move your fingers?
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It's actually both..but more when I move my wrist up and down

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Describe the pain?
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It's like a shootin pain that starts around my wrist and goes up my arm towards my elbow

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How long does it last and when does it usually occur during the day?
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It usually only happens at night time, like anytime after like 9 or so and it usually only is for about an hour or so total

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Anything you've tried help?
Besides the mouse what else makes it worse.
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hmmm...I haven't tried anything else, and nothing really has bothered it, it just hurts when I move it. It actually doesn't hurt while I'm using the mouse. Just when I'm not



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Redshark,

If you can find where you have some tender spots in your arm (the one that hurts) and push on them and hold a couple seconds, by doing this a few times will help relax them. Your muscle's in your arm need a good massage as well, to relax the muscles from being in spasm. If this doesn't help with the pain after a couple days then see either a chiropractor or medical doctor. You may have some nerve irritation and joints not moving well in the wrist, elbow, and possibly the neck.

By the way, how has the ear pain been?

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It's just so strange that it comes and then goes. I just figured that it would be the mouse since when I move my hand as if I were using the mouse, it hurts. I will try to do what you advised and see if that helps. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>
As far as the ear pain, it seemed to have stopped after I got that cold. The cold is gone and so it the pain in my ears, so I guess it was related to that somehow. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/oogle.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>
Thank you for you help!! <img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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Okay man I had this problem about 5 yrs ago. I used my wrist alot with playing baseball and messing round on the computer. There are 2 possibilities. One is bad and one is not so bad I am gonna start with the not so bad one

1. It could be a cyst I had one a few yrs ago and I had the same pain u are talkin bout. They are off and on and I had a tender spot right where the cyst was when it flammed up. You can get a cyst removed fairly easy. But they have a tendency of coming back. Mine has come back 3 times and I just gave up on it.

2. Carples Tunnel Syndrom. I am not too sure what exactly this is but I know once u have it you are stuck with it. I believe it is a form of arthrietis. It is totally uncorrectable. So I suggest going and seeing you r doctor ASAP!!


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ok now I'm not even so sure that it's from the mouse. I woke up today and my whole arm is sore. When I move my wrist around it hurts, especially up and down...and it didn't do this before. It never hurt all day long.
My mom thinks that my arm is a little swolen too. Hmmm....could it be just that I sprained it somehow and the mouse is a coincidence? When I press on my arm, I can feel this knot like thing inside (LOL) moving back and fourth and that's what hurts. Is that the muscle that I feel and is sore? hehe I don't know what it is. But cold seems to help it.
They keep it like 60 degrees in here for some odd reason <img src=/images/forums/snitz/evil.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> and my hands are cold. When I put my hand on my arm it feels better. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/oogle.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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Sounds like an inflammation. Is the area sore in your forearm or in your wrist? Does it feel ropy when you rub your fingers over the sore spot? If it's in your forearm then most likely it is a sore muscle, in or around your wrist it may be a cyst or cysts. If it appears to be swollen according to your mom (the whole arm) then most likely it is. If it continues to get worse. Go see your MD!

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2. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I am not too sure what exactly this is but I know once u have it you are stuck with it. I believe it is a form of arthritis. It is totally uncorrectable. So I suggest going and seeing you r doctor ASAP!!
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Carpal tunnel syndrome: It is correctable, it really isn't a form of arthritis, but can lead to arthritis. It's an inflammation of the palm side of your hand right at the wrist joint. Carpal stands for the area of wrist where the carpal bones are (there are 8 of them) Tunnel is between the carpal bones and the tendonis sheet that covers the 8-9 tendons, and 1 nerve (median nerve) that goes through it. When there is an inflammation in this region (usually from repetitive up and down movements of the wrist) causes this area to swell putting pressure on the tendons and nerve that travel through the tunnel. This causes the muscle to have some excess strain to them in the forearm and pain in that region. The second thing that happens is there is usually numbness in the thumb, 1st (pointer finger) and 2nd finger (middle finger) of the affected hand. Then if it's present over an extended period of time, the wrist is hard to move and the hand starts to get weak and the pain gets worse. There are many options to choose. The last being surgery. Surgery is only a choice when you've exhausted everything else. Unfortunately surgery is the first thing usually done.



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Hmm thanx for clearin that up doc cause I was always under the impression that carpals tunnel syndrome wasnt correctable><img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>

But it sounds a lot like a cyst to me. Make and appt with ur Dr.


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Sounds like an inflammation. Is the area sore in your forearm or in your wrist? Does it feel ropy when you rub your fingers over the sore spot? If it's in your forearm then most likely it is a sore muscle, in or around your wrist it may be a cyst or cysts. If it appears to be swollen according to your mom (the whole arm) then most likely it is. If it continues to get worse. Go see your MD!

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Ok, it does feel kinda ropy like. It's hard to explain though. But the pain is definately in my arm <b>not</b> my wrist so that sounds good.
I have a question. I go to the gym and work out about 3-4 times a week. However, this last week, I only went once b/c finals for college were today (yea done 1!) and next week. It's also been real hectic with the holdiays with going shopping and stuff. So do you think that maybe it's b/c I haven't been using the muscle like I usually do? It was just a thought that popped into my head. Would it be best if I did use like normal when I go, or should I just cut out the arm exercises until it goes away? <img src=/images/forums/snitz/uhh.gif width=15 height=15 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/oogle.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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As far as exercising again with the arm. Do it on a trial basis. If it seems to irritate it then stop, if not keep going. Still sounds like tendinitis of the forearm and elbow. This may require physical therapy.

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well I went to the gym and I did exercise it and it wasn't too bad. It actually mad it feel better. Then I came home and put heat on it and guess what? It's all better! <img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> Well, not ALL better but a whole lot better than it was. Hmm..just lets hope it doesn't start up again. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/oogle.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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It's never a bad idea to learn the keyboard commands for the programs you use (ie: Alt-F4). This will dish off much of the menu jumping to your other hand, and speed up your work in the process. For some reason many PC users I know don't take advantage of this, while many Mac users (in the art field), use them more often. Also, you could setup Macros to take care of repetitive tasks and save you some "mousework".


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That's because Mac mice only have one stupid button, so they're forced to use the keyboard.


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