My wrists and forearms have been showing the signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. I am certain it directly correlates to the amount of time I’ve been spending on the computer. You see, I got a promotion in May (YAY) and have been managing a gigantic project at work that launches at the end of the month. I’m working 10-12 hour days AT work, then coming home and working some more.
There’s been numbness, tingling, pins-and-needles, shooting pain, etc.
It’s a lot of fun.
I happened to have an appointment with my chiropractor last night so I asked him if he had any recommendations. He took a look and did some soft tissue work.
It was so tender – especially around both radial heads (heads of my radius bones in both forearms). I almost screamed out it was so painful. He said I am definitely developing CTS but that I am also showing signs of golfer’s elbow – which is awesome because I sure don’t golf.
Anyways, he prescribed medical-grade wrist splints for each arm and said I should ice and take it easy.
Things were so sore today, and since I am about to head out to a baseball game, I figured I would apply some Biofreeze gel to calm things down. I am NOT wearing these braces to a baseball game.
So, I applied the Biofreeze and then went to the bathroom before I started packing up the car. BIG GIANT MISTAKE.
I forgot to wash my hands before using the bathroom.
I think you know where this is going.
There is some mentholated tingling going on in places there shouldn’t.
This has been a #protip.