The High Cost of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
July 19, 2007
My doctor confirmed my fears yesterday, I’ve typed my way into Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I go in for another test Friday to determine the extent of the problem.
So far it’s cost me a $25 co-pay and $45 for a pair of wrist splints. Unfortunately, the highest cost has been my lack of productivity in my job and in my side business. I’m afraid to calculate what that might cost me. The good news is I have short term disability insurance so if I have to miss work for several weeks I’ll still have some money coming in. Hopefully with the right treatment I’ll be back in business in no time and won’t have to resort to that.
The bad news is that in order to give my wrists and median nerves a rest I’ll have to cut way back on the time I spend on the computer. This will likely mean fewer blog posts and fewer items sold on eBay for a while. If anyone is interested in writing a few guest articles while I rest my wrists just shoot me an email via my contact form.
One word of advice to those that use the computer extensively in their life, get an ergonomics expert to checkout your workspace and posture. Believe me, it’s worth it!
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