CarpalAID for the Constant Writer

I spend my days in front of a computer and then when I get home I’m back at it trying to keep my blog updated and fresh so it’s safe to say that I’m typing on an acutely keyboard non stop. Now multiply this by 6 years and I’m pretty much like every other “new” blogger that Hassan day job until the blog life kicks into full gear. I love working on a computer because it means less interaction with annoying people at work (ha!) and it allows me to get things done super fast. The distance between my brain and fingers has gone away a very long time ago and I generally type as fast as I think now, which is pretty damn fast.

Unfortunately, a lot of typing nonstop has started to wreck havoc on my hands, particularly my right hand with is the dominant one. Because of this writing sometimes becomes a chore and I get super slow at home and at work until I get the muscle to take a chill pill and relax. And oh, sometimes I do have to take a chill pill! I’m prescribed a low dose of Xanax in order to chill out and when I started taking it I realized that it really made my body relaxed. Like super relaxed, and so the few times that I felt immense pain and weakness in my right hand from writing so much I would take one and it mellowed me out.

But that’s not what it’s for and I also don’t want to constantly have to take something for it. Especially since my doctor would probably give me a strong muscle relaxer if I asked for a script which would defeat the purpose of trying to be productive. So when I saw the chance to try The CarpalAID I jumped at the chance. They asked if it’s something that I suffered from and if it would be useful to me I of course said yes. So here I go.

When I first saw the design of the product I was a little thrown a back. I didn’t really know what it was supposed to do without reading into it first. And then I did and it made sense. Kind of...just kind of. But like all things, the proof was in using it so that’s what I set out to do, naturally.

To start, the packs come in with different size options, and it sticks to either hand really easy and smooth. It's small enough that it doesn't cause a big inconvenience but the adhesive sticks really well. How it works is that it lifts the ligaments in the wrist/palm of the hand and so the pressure on the nerve is removed. Not a bad deal right? I wore it overnight because I was feeling some pain and normally when I've worn something to keep my hand from straining I've woken up with a stiff hand, but this time I didn't.  My hands aren't that big and I get weirded out by having something on me non-stop but this didn't bother me as much as things normally do. The CarpalAID is priced between $11.95-$32.95, depending on how many you get. For those suffering with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it's totally worth looking into if you want non-invasive and/or prescription relief.