Hand Pain Caused by Typing

I have been typing ever since and sometimes, I can feel pain in my hands. Is typing the reason for this?

Hi there,

As much as we want to help, we at Typesy don’t give medical advice. It is best to seek for a doctor’s help to receive a proper treatment.

Best Regards,
Aidan Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Hello, @faizagreig!

I agree that you should seek a doctor’s advice if any unusual pain persists. That being said, it is fairly common to hear of hand pain/tingling/numbness in the context of typing.

I’m not convinced the touch typing technique completely eliminates risk of muscle and nerve pain, but I can say from personal experience that it definitely helps lessen the effects.

I suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my right wrist. When it flares up, due to over activity, typing can certainly become uncomfortable. Whenever I can start to feel a flare up coming on, I simply wear a wrist brace for a few days. A metal bar in the brace keeps my wrist in a neutral position. Giving my wrist a break from movement always seems to take care of the problem. I’ll sometimes wear the brace preemptively as well, if I know I will be moving my hands and arms a lot, like, if I know I’m in for a long day of typing.

I was initially a self-taught typist, and I know my lack of proper posture and hand positioning when typing added to the development of my CTS. Now knowing the touch typing technique, and having learned of the proper ways to hold my body, I find myself getting flare ups far less.

Hope that helps!
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)