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post #11 of 17
My right hand pinky and ring finger goes numb when playing too long, played wow religiously for a few years, finally quit during WOTLK.

It has actually affected my driving where I have to let my hand rest off the wheel during long distance driving.

Now it feels better and circulation resumes quicker.
post #12 of 17
I think you need to support your arm on your extended wrist in an unergonomic way for prolonged periods to suffer from this disorder.
It's good that you care to fix it. I know for one that cycling gloves are great to prevent wrist pain development during prolonged compression on the bike. There are some gel incorporated ones from bike shops that definitely rule out such a problem. See if any fits your liking. I really had an opportunity to test it last weekend; I forgot to wear it and the next day I feel a light ache when narrowing my wrists.
Another thing, nerve transmission speed is faster when you are warm, try to keep cozy. Inspire from gosu starcraft players(cough! Bisu...) biggrin.gif
Also level your seat, so that your arm angles paralel to your desk. If your seat is low, you feel a need to get leverage from your wrist, causing the problem. If high, you extend your wrists compressing the carpal tunnel.
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Try Bengay on your hand and make sure your keyboard is completely flat on your desk and not angled towards you, if possible make it so it is angled away from you. Make sure to make a claw shape with your fingers so that you are pushing straight down on the keys.
These things helped me so maybe they will help you.

PS, before using the bengay hold your hand under warm/hot water for a few minutes it really helps(learned that from playing guitar a band mate told me it made all the difference in the world.)
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I did some youtubeing and I think my problem is with extending my hand. I spend allot of time clawing my hands, playing guitar, games and lifting wights which has caused my grip muscles to grow larger than my extension muscles. I have a hard time extending my hand in full motion.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DayQeLkc710

In addition the top of my hand muscles have shrunk because my hand is constantly in a claw position. I am going to try these stretches, hopfully they help. I can fell my hand getting better all ready.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TiaZ4OjIaY
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$300 for a keyboard??

No thanks, I could buy a new cpu and mobo for that.
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I would ask a doctor about it, but honestly it sounds like you have been using it to much "overuse" I get pain in my keyboard hand every now and then when gaming for long periods of time "sometime my right hand fingers hurt a little from vigorous mouse clicking when playing bf3" haha tongue.gif

But yeah, ask you're doctor about it, he/she will probably do an xray on it to be safe.

Come to think of it you may have worn down the cartilage in you're knuckles from overuse, I did in my shoulder and damn it can hurt sometimes, and the grinding.... it sounds and feels painful.
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