Hi, can you suggest a method of massaging my hands when typing?
Start by making small circles with the flat of your thumb around the palm of your other hand. Keep that hand relaxed while you do the massage. Use enough pressure to reach deep muscles, but not so much that you’re causing yourself more pain. Make circles over the base of the thumb on that hand, and be sure to massage the thick pad of muscle between the thumb and forefinger. Turn your hand over and continue to use the thumb of the other hand, massaging these muscles at the base of your thumb and up to the webbing.
Community Moderator at Typesy
Anything that stresses the nerves running up and down your arms can contribute to discomfort in the hand and fingers. I suggest looking into proper posture to ensure you’re being as safe as possible when typing. For me, relaxing my arms was a game changer. When you hold your elbows bent tighter than 90 degrees, the nerves running down to your hands get all squished up and this causes pain, numbing, and tingling in the fingers. Try stretching out your arms as much as possible and keep your shoulders relaxed.
Hope that helps!
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)