Laptop – A Pain in the H**d
Two isn’t a perfect sample size, to be sure, but by the analytic power invested in me through three years of law school, I am pretty certain of this one: For pain in the palms, wrist, and forearm due to overuse of the laptop ‘mouse,’ try homeopathic Phytolacca.
Doing a lot of work using the mouse that is on your laptop [as opposed to a separate, corded or wireless computer mouse] which results in pain in the palm of your hand, or in your wrist and forearm. So, that would be the kind of project that involves a lot of scooting items around, moving this here and that there. Maybe a presentation like on PowerPoint, or in my case specifying track breaks while I was digitizing my husband’s vinyl collection as a surprise for him. Drag, click. Drag, click. Scooch, click. Scooch back a bit, click.
The pain feels like a knotted muscle, like if you could just massage it out, it’d be fine. But massage as you might, it just hurts, hurts, hurts.
Alleviation of Pain:
Homeopathic Phytolacca in 30c, taken as needed to treat the pain, alleviates the pain nicely. I have also used Phytolacca 200c, but if you catch it early enough, 30c should be sufficient.
If you are going to continue with the type of scroll-and-select work that requires a lot of mouse work, you’ll probably want to get an ergonomic mouse, too. But I am not an expert on that!
More on Phytolacca:
Phytolacca is widely available at health food stores in the Boiron homeopathic displays [the little blue plastic vials] and also can be beneficial for sore throats and mastitis [I’ve used it successfully for both, too]. Yet another example of the many different uses for a single remedy.
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