It’s been about 3 weeks now since my last treatment for Physical Therapy. My arms and wrists are recovering well from my CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome). Although my sessions with PT were quite relaxing, I don’t look forward on going back anytime soon. Having carpal was very painful and I didn’t like the fact that I wasn’t able to play with my children as much. I’d rather be well. And as of now, I’m a lot better!
One good thing that came out of me having CTS is that it taught me a few things:
1. Don’t work too hard- We can be just as efficient without having to strain ourselves. Light strokes on the keyboard will work just as fine.
2. Take hand breaks- It’s easy to take resting our hands for granted. But by doing so, we take the risk of hurting them. A few minutes of stretching every hour or so is all it takes.
3. Be mindful of sleep positions- Bending our wrists when we sleep is one of the things that cause irritation. It’s very important to keep the arms and wrists in a straight position during sleep to avoid straining.