I am suffering from hand pain when typing. Is this normal?
Yes when I type something for a long period of time. The best way to do is take frequent breaks as well. I have been practicing my typing skills using Typesy and I’ve learned the proper technique as well to avoid the hands and fingers from getting stressed while typing.
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Hello there, @hinaspence!
I suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my right wrist. When it flares up, due to over activity, typing can certainly become uncomfortable. 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.
I suggest looking into proper posture to ensure you’re being as safe as possible. 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)