Hand twitching

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by fadingCaptain, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. fadingCaptain are you a robot? Valued Senior Member

    I've recently started getting twiching episodes in my right hand. They happen probably ever other day. My hand will have spasms and my fingers twitch.

    I suspect it has something to do with the large amount of time I spend in front of a computer. Is this the onset of carpel tunnel? Anyone else had this problem? What should I do?

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  3. fadingCaptain are you a robot? Valued Senior Member

    Also, the spasms last about a minute. I flex & grip and it goes away. I try to keep elbow up at same level as mouse/keyboard. I spend probably 8 hrs a day on the computer at work.
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  5. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

    What Are the Signs of CTS?
    First of all, don't panic and assume that discomfort in your hands, wrists or arms is CTS. The pain may simply be overuse strain caused by doing too much too soon (just like an athlete, you need to train your limbs to go beyond a previously adequate level of conditioning). But don't try to diagnose your own problem; let a doctor do that. Accurately diagnosing and dealing with pain early on will avert more severe problems from developing.

    Many people don't associate common early warning signs of CTS, such as awakening at night with numbness in the hand, to job-related stress. The following symptoms may be intermittent at first, but can become persistent if the condition is not treated.

    * Decreased mobility of the fingers, hand, elbow or shoulder
    * Decreased hand strength
    * Dull aching discomfort or pain that occurs most commonly at night or in the early morning
    * Severe pain that awakens you during the night
    * Wrist pain that radiates to the forearm, shoulders, neck and chest
    * Dry skin, swelling or color changes in the hand
    * Weakness of the thumb
    * Tingling in all but the little finger
    * Numbness in the hand, resulting in weakness or clumsiness



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  7. SaPhZ Registered Senior Member

    I sometimes get really bad shaking in both of my hands.. It seems to be attributed to Piano.. I am an avid pianist, and spending a lot of time playing causes me to have these.. attacks.. I really notice it when I play piano lots. Don't know why, just does. Do you do any precesion work on a computer with the mouse? Like graphic editing and things? May be the same sort of thing.

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