Ortho-Ergonomics

In honor of this week’s BMJ cover story.

BMJ cover

My current test to study omega-3s (letter counting)nvolves lots of typing. To avoid carpal tunnel syndrome, which I started to approach a few weeks ago, I use one hand to raise the other one, as these pictures show.

how I do letter-counting test: view from left
how I do letter-counting test: view from right

Since I started doing this, I haven’t had any problems. No discomfort. I usually put an hour or more between tests. (Each test involves 200 keystrokes — 50/finger — in a few minutes.)

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