If you work in an office setting, chances are you spend a good portion of your day typing. Even if your occupation doesn’t require you to use a computer regularly, you likely use computer, tablet, or smartphone at home or throughout the day. In order to use all of these devices, you have to type, either using a keyboard or your thumbs on a touchscreen. Because it’s such a repetitive action that many people engage in almost every day, sometimes typing can lead to pain in the fingers, hands, wrists, and arms. In this article, we are going to tackle some of the causes of and treatments for typing pain.
Typing Pain Causes & Conditions
Typing pain can stem from several conditions and injuries. Here are some potential conditions that may be the underlying cause of your typing pain:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Dislocations and Fractures
- Tennis or Golf Elbow
- Joint, muscle, tendon, or ligament injuries
Treatment Options for Typing Pain
Treating typing pain – or any type of pain, for that matter – requires first an accurate diagnosis. A skilled physician can determine the source of your pain using a physical examination, coupled with diagnostic imaging tests. Once a diagnosis is reached, you can then begin to formulate a strategy for treating the pain with medication, physical therapy, injections, regenerative medicine, or other tactics.
Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN provides pain management solutions to patients throughout the Twin Cities. Our pain specialists have over two decades of experience treating acute and chronic pain patients. We offer a wide range of treatment options, from pain medications, to injections, to regenerative medicine techniques. If you are experiencing pain when you type, set up an appointment with a pain management physician to see what’s causing your pain and what you can do about it. Our primary pain clinic is in Edina, but we serve patients throughout the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro and surrounding suburbs.