But let’s talk about stretching. Instead of waiting until your wrists give out, you can incorporate some very simple stretches into your day. Do them as your computer is booting up, a handful of times throughout the day (during your scheduled breaks, of course) and as your computer is shutting down. The first is our old friend the wrist circle. Rolling your joints in circles helps create synovial fluid, the motor oil that keeps your joints working smoothly. Roll in one direction, then the other. Get fancy and roll them in figure-8 shapes. Shake them like a wet dog.
Next stretch the top of your wrist. It’s just the same as above but this time the right fingers start pointing down with the palm facing toward you.
We may never be able to give up typing (or playing violin, or turning a screwdriver, or any other the other ways we overuse our wrists) but we can give up suffering. Sorry wrist-brace manufacturers!