How to save your wrists from typing


Do your wrists hurt from typing? Arthritis? Carpal Tunnel? I have the answer.

My physiotherapist said I should get a wrist support, but all the ones I’ve looked at still have me holding my hands at a slightly up-turned angle. But by hacking off a piece of a pool noodle, it forces me to curve my hands down.

It’s quite comfortable and couldn’t be cheaper. I just used an X-acto knife to cut a piece the length of my keyboard.

If you google Pool Noodles (aka Water Logs), people have come up with all sorts of fun life hacks. Here’s a few now:

Six Silly But Clever Uses for Pool Noodles

And this guy is tres serious about his pool noodles. (video) 

And then there’s me, aging writer with wrist problems… and now a cheap solution.

My wrist position without the noodle vs. my wrist with the noodle. Note the change in angle.





About Gina X. Grant

Gina X. Grant writes ingenious plotlines with twists, turns and sometimes magic. She is represented by Rosemary Stimola, the agent who also represents the Hunger Games series. Gina’s RELUCTANT REAPER trilogy is available from Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint. She lives in Toronto, Canada, just blocks from the house she grew up in. She’s married to a friendly curmudgeon from a mining town in Northern Ontario. They have one rescued hound, Storm, named for Gina’s other pen name. Storm Grant—the writer, not the hound dog—writes engaging action adventure with two heroes. Since 2007, she has published with a variety of e-publishers and more recently, self-publishes. Gina’s and Storm’s books are available at all your favorite etailers, such as Amazon, Kobo and iTunes. Visit or to find out more.

Posted on August 1, 2016, in arthritis, Lifehacks, real life, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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