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Tingles & Such...

Tingles & Such...

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Posted by Travis on January 21, 2000 at 00:36:49:

I sit at a computer for about 16 hours a day and I work from home so I do not have to go out much. My excercise habits and other physical activities have become pretty bad. I know that I am often sitting in bad postures: forearm pushed against the hard edge of a desk; resting on my elbows a lot; sticking my chin out and extending the neck to crane in close to the monitor; slouching; sitting 'indian style' or just crossing my legs or ankles. After years of bad practices I have begun to have a stiff neck and shoulders and tingling and pins & needle sensations in my arm/hands and legs/feet. I actually have one hand, my left, where I have a slight numbness in the pinky and the next finger over all the time. I used to have a tender nerve in that elbow as well, but it seems to be okay now (I feel on the concrete one day and hit it pretty good). Also I used to use that hand to do a keystroke all the time where the pinky was on one side of the keyboard and and the index finger was stretched all the way across the keyboard (I have that maneuver up for a mouse click!:). My right hand gets a tingly pinky sometimes too. What I would like to know is this just from bad work habits, or could there be a another underlying problem?

Please e-mail your response to seeber@mindspring.com if you do not mind. I do not know when I will stop back by the boards. :)

Thanks,

Travis


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