Living with Hand Pain blog — Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Ask Trevor CHT: What's the best ergonomic mouse?

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Ask Trevor CHT: What's the best ergonomic mouse?

Shawna asks:

"I have Carpal Tunnel. My boss has said that if I can find a good ergonomic mouse or keyboard then he will buy it for me. I don’t really know what I’m looking for.

Do you have any recommendations or tips as to what I should look for in a mouse, and do the cheaper ones work as well as the expensive ones or do you get what you pay for?"

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Pregnancy and Carpal Tunnel

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Pregnancy and Carpal Tunnel

Pregnant? Numb, tingling hands?

It could be carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). 

It is unfortunately common for pregnant women to develop carpal tunnel syndrome, especially in the second or third trimesters. 

Here's what you should do if you experience carpal tunnel during pregnancy.

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Ask Trevor CHT: Will I have pins and needles after surgery?

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Ask Trevor CHT: Will I have pins and needles after surgery?

Nicki asks:

"I'm having carpal tunnel surgery soon - will I have pins and needles after surgery and if so, for how long?"

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Ask Trevor CHT: Thumb pain after CTS surgery

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Ask Trevor CHT: Thumb pain after CTS surgery

Jim asks:

"I've had carpal tunnel surgery and now I have terrible debilitating pain at the base of my thumb in the carpal bones. Any ideas?"

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What can I do if my pain can't be "fixed"?

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What can I do if my pain can't be "fixed"?

Certified Hand Therapist Trevor Petrie addresses the difficult topic of what to do when your pain cannot be 'fixed'.

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