ScrollSaw Information and Resources #49: Scrolling brace for the wrist

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Blog entry by jerrells posted 05-05-2013 04:15 PM 1836 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Do any of you use any type of brace/bandage/ or support for your wrist while scrolling. I am fairly sure that I am developing osteoarthritis in one or both wrists. I am trying several type of bandages and braces but thought I would pose this to someone who may have more experience in this are – CAUSE I will not give up my scrolloing.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#1 posted 05-05-2013 05:39 PM

No, but if you have carpal tunnel, which sounds likely if you have pain and numbness, try a carpal tunnel brace when sleeping every night until relieved. Get a nice one with a “spoon” in it. If it’s really arthritis, pills and heat (icy hot or wrapping with an Ace bandage or premaid stretchy wrist support that will give warmth) might help. Laying off the saw would be best of course, for a week or two to see if it’s even related to scrolling. And of course your doctor would be the best source of advice. He could order wrist xrays to see if it’s OA. Hope you feel better soon.

One other thought. I don’t know where you live, but if your table is cold that might be the culprit. You could try a clip on desk lamp to warm the table up prior to use.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#2 posted 05-05-2013 10:47 PM

One I did This week

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#3 posted 05-05-2013 10:53 PM

I will post more later

-- Tony,Newfoundland

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