Mouse hand, a type of carpal tunnel syndrome, refers to forefinger and midfinger pains caused by the repression of the body’s median nerve and the blood vessels linking with hands. Now people use mouse and keyboard repeatedly and densely, especially when playing Counter Strike or World of Warcraft game, which causes the wrist joints numb, swelling, pain, even spasmodic. Mouse hand pains may influence the work and life when very severe.
Symptom of Mouse Hand
When the following symptoms appear often, you should be cautious of the mouse hand.
feel stiffness, pains or discomforts in the palm, fingers, wrist, forearm and elbow when you working or resting.
feel tingling, numbness and cold in hand.
feel pain pains when hand gripping.
feel night pain in hand.
Pain may spread to the arms, upper back, shoulder and neck.
How to prevent mouse hand pain in daily life and workWhen using the mouse or keyboard with long time, you can do these precautions against the occurrence of mouse hand pain.
Wrist extension movement -- extend your left hand, keep palm outward and fingers down. Hold the left four fingers with right hand, and then take force backward. To keep breathing evenly, repeat the action 30 seconds. Then return to right hand to repeat 2 to 3 times again.Wrist flexion movements — extend your left hand, keep palm inward and fingers down. Press the left palm back with right hand, and then take force backward. To keep breathing evenly, repeat the action 30 seconds. Then return to right hand to repeat 2 to 3 times again.Tip 2:
Straight Arm Extension – extend your arm, and keep level with shoulders, and then hold left-hand and right-hand together closely, grasping fingers. Extend your arms with evenly breath with maintaining the position for 15-20 seconds.Effect: Enhanced wrist flexibility, stretch upper back and upper chest, to reduce shoulder pain.Tip 3:Wrist Rotation–Porrect you arms with level, and make a fist and then rotate fists inward centered with arm axis, keep continuous rotation for 15-20 seconds. When finishing, do it again in the opposite direction.Efficacy: relax the wrist muscles in order to keep the wrist flexible and arm nerves relaxed.