I’ve had this post on the side lines for a few months now. This week has slowed a tad for the Labs here and figured this would be a good time to lay it down.
I believe it was back in and around 1984 when I started hammering on computers, mostly hardware. Yeah well the last eleven years or so I’ve done more on the soft side, this means using a mouse. And it was in the last 12 months when I was working on a huge line of product labels for cans here at work when I developed a really nasty case of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Surely I don’t need to go in to details about what CTS is.
If yer interested, read on.
I can tell you this, it’ll stop you dead in your tracks and threaten your survival. You’re no longer able to do for a living what pays for food & rent & credit cards. The first thing you do is head off to your favorite physician and get started on a regimen of Ibuprofen and some large, clunky uncomfortable brace of some kind. The pills eat holes in yer stomach and the brace doesn’t really work well, if at all. The only real solution at this point is to NOT do what you did to injure yourself in the first place. Sometimes that works out and sometimes you’re screwed. I was screwed.
After a few days I remembered my friend Dagan got CTS so bad he couldn’t drive for more than a gaggle of minutes and ended up hiring someone to type out his programming jobs, that’s some serious CTS by the way. Dagan turned me on to Hand-Eze. Bypass the pills, bypass the funky munk. I remember dialing in the web site for the first time. It wasn’t polished to the enth degree, but my hand needed help. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to measure my hand for size, I plugged in my vitals and placed my order. Delevery wasn’t speedy, but it showed up soon enough. I slipped one on and off I went. Usually I can’t mouse for more than ten minutes, fifteen on the outside. I moused all day, with regular rests every hour or so, I lasted the day with no problem. Morphine for the hand. Problem solved.
They seem to work on the same basis as those stockings you get in the hospitals when the doctors think your muscles might atrophy. I had them years ago when I fractured my pelvis in 4 places and spent a solid 3 months in bed without leaving it. These compressive stockings/gloves promote heat which promotes circulation. Circulation is a good thing because this will give your hand and wrist the blood and oxygen it needs to move throughout the day.
Jeez, Carpal Tunnel today. What’s next? Gout !?!?
Don’t run, go to handeze.com and order a pair, you’ll see. They good.