|The Bike Doc
Joined: 08 May 2003
Location: Corpus Christi and Warda, Texas
|Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2004 5:57 pm GMT +0000 Post subject:
Your symptoms sound more consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome. The clue is the pain going into your index and middle finger. Your typing can cause repetitive use injury that can aggravate the carpal tunnel syndrome
See your physician about your symptoms. You may benefit from splinting while you are typing and having a splint on when you are asleep. This helps prevent repetitive use injury and hyperflexion and hyperextension of the wrist during your sleeping hours. Tendonitis can be a trigger for carpal tunnel syndrome and splinting will help rest the tendons and allow them to heal.
If you are a twist shifter, you should switch to trigger shifting to minimize the flexion and extension of your wrist that occurs with twist shifting.
Go to this link for a detailed discussion and follow the additional link in it for further elaboration on carpal tunnel syndrome.
Paul K. Nolan, MD
AKA: The Bike Doc