When I was in high school I really loved my business machines class; trying to beat my previous typing and 10-key time was my goal for the day. I know I nerdie that way.
My first job out of high school using my skills, consisted of typing 7 digits repeatedly hundreds of times per day. I loved it, I would go as fast as I could, but one day I started noticing severe pain in my wrist at night it would wake me up. I dealt with the pain for as long as I could but finally went to the doctor turned out it was carpel tunnel. I had surgery to repair my wrist.
Well now I am a Mom with six wonderful children, while I don’t use the 10 key like I did back in the day, I do put pressure on my hands and wrists a lot. Picking up babies, cleaning, nursing in awkward positions, and just constant use has been hard on my hands and wrists.
As a Mom we can’t help picking up our babies often and all the work, but it starts even before we have our little one in arms, wrist injuries can happen when your pregnant, one such injury is called Mommy Thumb. I picture a baby ready to suck his thumb.
Anyway…if you find yourself with an injury to your hand or wrist or it just plain hurts, my first advice would be to go see a doctor for treatment. But if your stubborn like me, you could try do a few things that are suggest here:
- To help me sleep at night my doctor prescribed a wrist brace, it didn’t get rid of all the pain but it did help.
- Rest it if at all possible, maybe carry the babies with the other arm or lift with the other hand
- Another thing that helped was ibuprofen it is an anti-inflammatory so that makes sense.
*Please remember that this is just what worked for me and cannot replace the advice of your doctor.
Have you ever had a wrist injury, how did you treat it?