5 tips to avoid programming-related injuries

I hope you had a great first month of the year and that you’re already working towards your programming goals for 2017!

I wanted to talk about something different today…Something happened to my wife and business partner, Brooke. It’s been a huge wakeup call for me as a programmer and I wanted to share this story with you as a cautionary tale…I hope something similar doesn’t happen to you.

Whether you’re a programmer or not, chances are you spend most of your working hours sitting at a desk in front of a computer. At the close of the year Brooke started getting a sharp pain in her wrist and arm. It became so painful, she couldn’t use a keyboard or mouse for two full weeks.

Upon some self-diagnosis it appeared that she was suffering from something called Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (similar to the well known Carpal Tunnel Syndrome). Basically, her ring and pinky finger on her right hand went numb, and she had pains shooting up and down her arm.

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