Originally Posted by happynik
how often should i wear my wrist brace? I sleep with it on, but by morning time, i'm ready to stop wearing it. I spend about 12 hours a day on a computer and it hurts to type with it on. Should i only wear it when my wrist is resting to "keep it in a neutral position?" it's just not possible to keep it in a neutral position that the wrist brace insists upon, while working...
thats what i was told...just wear it half the day...but, the very thing you're doing...for work...typing..is what can cause carpal tunnel...i understand what you're saying " its impossible to do what you do with a wrist brace on" it doesnt work. They just try that, first. If it doesnt help..to rest the wrist. (its swollen on the inside) you'll have to have the surgery...whick is minor. Outpatient surgery. Takes about a week to heal before you go back to normal activity...to me....the wrist brace is a waste of time...just get on with it...have the surgery and go about your business...and if it were me....dont let them tell you to find a different kind of work....its bogus...then they end up with their so called " retraining" doing exactly what you were doing...and you gave up your job for that nonsense.....just have the surgery done....keep your job....and it will be fine.