Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Just What I Need, More Braces

So, even with my new ergonomic setup, I was still feeling random pain in my hands and elbows. It wasn't too intense, but this being my livelihood, it seemed worthwhile to talk to a doctor about.

Well, the doctor gave me the diagnosis I expected: carpal tunnel syndrome. She says it should be treatable with a good ergonomic setup, heat, ibruprofen and you guessed it, hand braces.

Geesh, what is it with me and braces these days?

The good news is that the doctor thinks I have a good chance of getting this under control and my days as a programmer should continue.

Now, about these braces - what's the in color these days?


  1. Wow, those are some serious looking braces. Not what I expected them to look like. All of those years of heavy emacs usage have finally caught up with you. :-)

  2. I actually had carpal tunnel years ago (1999?) and had to wear plastic braces. Over time it went away. I think better ergonomic sitting helped. Have faith as it does get better. I probably only used the braces for a few months.

  3. Helmy -

    Given the choice of using emacs with carpal tunnel syndrome, and eclipse without, I'd still using emacs ;-).

    Jordan -

    That's good to know that there's hope.

    I'm actually finding the braces quite comfortable. And I'm married already, so I guess I don't need to be worried about looking like a dork....