Carpal Tunnel Recovery
Carpal tunnel recovery or recovery from any computer based overuse injuries takes a long time and lots of patience. After all, we are asking our body to stop doing the very movement that got us there in the first place and usually involves using the computer. I’m sure many of you reading this would say, if I stop using the computer, how can I work? This is truly the problem with rehabbing this type of an injury, in that it takes an incredible amount of patience and perseverance to take cut back the activities that are causing the problem which are normally our everyday activities, such as computer use.
Taking breaks is a critical piece in the recovery process and realizing that you just can’t spend as long in front of the computer as you once could. In order to heal, you must spend less time, often much less time doing the activities that aggravate your injury. This is a mental and physical change as we can tell you from personal experience, this change is extremely difficult.
Strengthening your body and muscles will show you great benefit. Even though you may think about weight lifting and strength training as only for body builders or athletes, it couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, a small amount of strength training, consider 20 push-ups a day, can vastly improve the ability for your muscles to heal and also withstand longer periods on the computer.