Friday, June 02, 2006

Cabbages and Cauliflowers and CTS

There is something with the cabbages and the cauliflowers we get these days. The vegetables have lost their flavor, taste and their beautiful colors. Don’t know why the cabbage is whiter than before (give me back my green cabbage) and why the cauliflower is just all smell? Exasperates me. Call me names. But for some time I am just knocking off these vegetables from my grocery list.

Now digressing a little...

Have you heard of the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? The CTS? For people like me who work on the computers all day long in offices which are NOT ergonomically designed CTS can’t be ignored. For the past few days I have been feeling pain in my fore arm and the wrist and sometimes the elbow hurts too. Every click of the mouse becomes painful and whenever I flex my fingers I can hear a "kut-kut" sound. The sound doesn’t prove anything according to A. But the ever paranoid me thinks this is the warning bell. My right hand is my right hand!!

I have browsed and browsed a lot looking for any info about CTS. I am now armed with a list of simple exercises to be done at the desk, advice to rest the elbow while using the mouse and suggestion to learn keyboard shortcuts.

Guys, be careful with how you work on you computers. Because we spend the precious 8 (at least) hours every day of our "prime time" this way and the last thing we need is a monster like CTS.

Yappy Weekend!!

6 comments:

Kiran said...

Well Kavs ! Good food for thought-CTS. And food for stomach, Cabbages and Cauliflowers, too....

We all need the stuff on CTS. Keep pouring....
http://www.soundfeelings.com/free/carpal_tunnel.htm

Happy typing.. :)

fountainhead said...

Kavs, I have had CTS since September. In between I even had a nerve ending test done. It was mostly confined to my palm and fingers. Ultimately got a cortisone injection and it reduced.

kavs said...

Thanks for the link Kiran. It really helps to not procrastinate in the matters of health.
Fountainhead, how are you doing now?

fountainhead said...

Well I am okay now. The injection was horribly painful. I have to be careful while working on the laptop if it is not on a desk. That time I wear my brace to prevent any pain.

Deppe said...

The kut-kut sound can't be a good sign. You should see a doc despite what A says.

kavs said...

Deppe, Yessir!