RE: Occupational hazard - carpal tunnel

Subject: RE: Occupational hazard - carpal tunnel
From: bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 09:18:28 -0600

A couple things about mice:

The scrolling wheel mice seem to help me. I know it involves repetitive use of one of the fingers that the median nerve serves, but it's a less stressful movement than the wrist movement involved in moving the mouse around.

I've also found that a cordless mouse reduces strain considerably. Last year I bought an optical mouse in the hope that it would be more comfortable to use. Unfortunately, this mouse had a significantly thicker cord, to power the light, and that was when I noticed how much of the effort of using a mouse goes into managing the cord. Even though the mouse is slightly heavier, because of the extra weight of the batteries, it seems to be less of a strain to use.

Disclaimer: I am in no way a trained medical professional, and these are only personal observations based upon my own experiences.


-----Original Message-----
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com [mailto:kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 9:06 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: Occupational hazard - carpal tunnel


I use my mouse a lot, and am a big fan of those mousepads with the
built-in gel-filled wrist rest - I refuse to work on a machine for any
length of time without one.


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