Carolyn Wood 09 December 2014 Thanks, everyone! Ted, the strengthening exercises may have been too much, too soon for you. When I was in pain, I wouldn’t have been able to do them at all. The stretches are very gentle, especially in the beginning. Make sure, especially because your doctor may think you are contradicting him/her, that you point out the first section of the book, where the author details how gentle these are. I’d also suggest re-evaluating the equipment you are using. As other people have mentioned, even a change of one inch in the height of the keyboard makes a huge difference. And you may want to look at the version of the mouse that I recommended—the vertical mouse. It REALLY helped my wrist and, as I think back, the rest of my arm and my shoulder.