By Anonymous - 17/3/2013 03:08 - Australia - Melbourne
Today, I found out that the lump in my wrist that keeps getting inflamed and sore is caused by sketching and using my laptop too much. Good thing I'm in my fourth year of studying to become a designer. FML
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  stevenJB  |  25

Yea I got it too. Doing papers on my laptop :/ it's not inflamed jus gets red and gets calloused?

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  stevenJB  |  25

Yes, I want to hold my wrist(s) in the air while I use my computer.

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  jelly713  |  19

Immerse hands in a bowl of warm water to loosen the hand muscles. It should help the entire hand. Or you can put your hands at a sink of running water.

By  kait11  |  16

I have one in my wrist too- except mine gets inflamed when I play volleyball.
Have you tried seeing a doctor for it? I've been told mine is a cyst

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  stevenJB  |  25

Can just buy one of the cushions for the wrists for computer mice...

By  astralvagan  |  20

Sketching = fapping..... If you keep it up, it'll turn into tennis elbow also... But seriously, I hope you find a way to make it feel better, and good luck in engineering

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  stevenJB  |  25

I think your replying to the wrong FML...

By  msbrendabella  |  10

I have it too.. You can massage it down and it seems like it goes away but it will come back...massage it down and then wear a wrist guard while you draw and use your computer.. I got mine junior year of high school from drawing and writing..it's been two years since I started using the guard and it prevents it from coming back but if I don't use the guard it does..

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  CharresBarkrey  |  15

I'm assuming you're talking about a ganglion cyst? That's what I've got and your description sounds similar to mine. I'll have to try the wrist guard, I never thought of that!

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  Izabushel  |  65

I have that as well, on the underside of my wrist. Started when I was around 10. When it gets too big and annoying, I slam it down on hard surface so it ruptures. It is not a treatment I recommend to people. I tried it on another lump which came up on the top of my foot. I tried hitting it with a hammer to see if it would go away because it was irritating where one of my shoes buckled. When it didn't I went and had it x-rayed. Turns out it was arthritis. The Dr though my treatment was amusing, but not advised.

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  Kovu_fml  |  16

Ironically that is how doctors used to treat it. They would slam a book down on it to burst it. Now they have better ways of extracting it Less painful ones :)

By  Evie_fml  |  14

Yep, that sucks. There are things you can do to help alleviate the stress on your wrist and prevent it from recurring though; talk to your doctor about your options. It isn't the end of your design career if you take care of yourself.