Typing and Carpal Tunnel [Video]

Ask the Expert: Hand Video Series

About the video: Will typing cause carpal tunnel?

Are you destined for carpal tunnel if you are typing all day?  Hear from Summit Orthopedics’ hand specialists Edward Su, MD,  LT Donovan, DO, and Paul Donahue, MD on what the most recent research has to say on the topic. It might just ease your fears.

Meet the Expert: Edward Su, M.D.

Dr. Su’s approach: “Driving, cooking, bathing, using tools, computers, and playing sports. We interact with the world largely through our hands, and I appreciate the importance of staying active and pain free.”

Dr. Su’s background: After completing his undergraduate studies at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Su moved to New York, New York, where he earned his Medical Degree at the New York School of Medicine, and later completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. He also completed fellowship training for Hand and Upper Extremities at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Meet the Expert: LT Donovan, D.O.

Dr. Donovan’s approach: “My personal passions for baseball and cycling often give me unique insights about how to treat sports-related injuries.”

Dr. Donovan’s background: In Des Moines, Iowa, Dr. Donovan earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa and his medical degree at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. Following his residency at the Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, he completed fellowship training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Meet Paul Donahue, M.D.

Dr. Donahue’s approach: “It’s important to keep moving as much as your body will allow comfortably on a daily basis, be it walking, jogging, biking, swimming, or skiing, to maintain your weight and health.”

Dr. Donahue’s education: Dr. Donahue completed his undergraduate degree at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. After he obtained his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, he completed his residency at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia. He later trained in the Hand Surgery fellowship program at the University of Louisville Hospitals in Louisville, KY

Additional resources for you

Visit our Hand & Wrist Care section where you’ll find more articles on hand health, information about common hand conditions and treatments, our hand & wrist video library, and more.

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  • Edward Su, M.D.

    “Driving, cooking, bathing, using tools, computers, and playing sports. We interact with the world largely through our hands, and I appreciate the importance of staying active and pain free.”

    More about this expert

  • LT Donovan, D.O.

    “My personal passions for baseball and cycling often give me unique insights about how to treat sports-related injuries.”

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  • Paul Donahue, M.D.

    “It’s important to keep moving as much as your body will allow comfortably on a daily basis, be it walking, jogging, biking, swimming, or skiing, to maintain your weight and health.”

    More about this expert

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