I love working online but there’s a very serious downside to the constant typing I endure on my computer and phone, day and night. I’m in my mid-late 20’s and already have fairly debilitating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I have none of the common risk factors to have developed this problem at such a young age other than the repetitive use of my hands and wrists for typing. I’d heard of a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) occurring in people older than 40 years of age but rarely in someone my age. As my doctors and physiotherapists would come to agree, I’m a rare case.
Most sufferers of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome will first experience their symptoms at night and feel fine during the day, but mine is so advanced now that I experience pain 24/7 and excruciatingly more during the night. The most effective relief for the symptoms of CTS is to wear a splint to stabilise the wrist joint and keep the hand in a comfortable resting position. In my case, I need to wear it all day and night but most splint designs can become uncomfortable after just a couple of hours wear. Having to wear one 24/7 means I need it to be extremely comfortable.
During the day I’m currently wearing a 3M Futuro for Her Slim Wrist Support but in the evening I want a change, especially because my day one needs a wash every second day. When I heard 3M had released a version for sleeping I was keen to try it. After wearing it for over a month I’m ready to share my review. Continue Reading