Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    hey
    today i had 3 one hour exams back to back and then i had a two hour English exam on Monday. i've found that there has been a lot of pain in my hand, starting with with my thumb becoming numb then my whole hand, followed by it having pain all over up until my forearm. does anyone have any suggestions on how to prevent this from happening?

    thanks
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Do some stretches, it's pretty similar to using a computer a lot and getting bad wrists from it, do stretches before and after exams to reduce the risk of repetitive strain injury
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by metrize)
    Do some stretches, it's pretty similar to using a computer a lot and getting bad wrists from it, do stretches before and after exams to reduce the risk of repetitive strain injury
    aah okay, thanks
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by bluelemon512)
    aah okay, thanks
    Also try taking painkillers before the exam, and using some sort of painkiller balm afterwards. I had a 2 1/2 hr exam a few weeks ago and put Tiger Balm on afterwards - you can buy it from Boots and Amazon, it's a mentholated balm for muscular pain and is actually pretty good! But any sort of heat rub or medicated pain relief lotion should do.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ElspethC)
    Also try taking painkillers before the exam, and using some sort of painkiller balm afterwards. I had a 2 1/2 hr exam a few weeks ago and put Tiger Balm on afterwards - you can buy it from Boots and Amazon, it's a mentholated balm for muscular pain and is actually pretty good! But any sort of heat rub or medicated pain relief lotion should do.
    aah nice, shall do haha. think i've got some of the tiger balm at home. never thought of using it haha. thanks!
    • Political Ambassador
    Online

    20
    ReputationRep:
    pain is good, it means you're prepared for the next essay exams as you have increased your tolerance for writing fast :hoppy:
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ihatePE)
    pain is good, it means you're prepared for the next essay exams as you have increased your tolerance for writing fast :hoppy:
    maybe haha, we'll see
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Are unpaid trial work shifts fair?
    Useful resources

    Study tools

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Thinking about uni already?

    Thinking about uni already?

    See where you can apply with our uni match tool

    Student chat

    Ask a question

    Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.

    Creating

    Make study resources

    Create all the resources you need to get the grades.

    Planner

    Create your own Study Plan

    Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

    Resources by subject

    From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.

    Papers

    Find past papers

    100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

    Help out other students

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.