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How to Save Your Wrists when Marathon Writing

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Do you take a great deal of pride in the ability to write for hours at a time? Are you able to churn out quality content faster than Donald Trump publicises his late-night Twitter posts? If so, you are likely no stranger to hand and wrist pain. Often referred to as carpal tunnel syndrome, countless writers and data entry specialists are plagued with this condition. As it will directly affect your comfort as well as your willingness to take on large projects, it is a good idea to take a look at some ways to avoid this pain.

Take a Neutral Position

Anyone who has ever played the piano is likely familiar with repetitive strain injuries. Surprisingly enough, writing for lengthy periods of time can place an equal or greater amount of pressure on the wrists. This is why experts recommend that you try to adopt a neutral position. The wrist should not be bent up or down; it should rather remain parallel to the forearm as much as possible.

Ergonomic Keyboards

Split ergonomic keyboards have been used by programmers and coding specialists for decades. As PC Dreams notes, they are better able to adapt to the natural range of motion of your wrists. Not only will levels of pain be reduced, but you will be able to write for longer periods of time. Still, is marathon writing the best approach to take?

About our author

Ron first arrived in Barcelona, Spain in 2007. Although initially pursuing a career in wealth management and finance, he learned that the content writing community provided the highest level of personal satisfaction while still being able to personally help clients. He has been a full-time professional writer since 2011. Some of his other interests include martial arts and bodybuilding.

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