RE: Occupational hazard - carpal tunnel

Subject: RE: Occupational hazard - carpal tunnel
From: "Lydia Wong" <lydiaw -at- fpoint -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 13:22:13 -0500

In response to:

> > My suggestion is particularly easy and cheap: Switch mousing hands.

Michele wrote
> For those of you with difficulty switching mousing hands, I recommend that
> you buy a new type of pointing device (trackball, touchpad, etc.)
> and learn
> to use that with your other hand. I am left-handed but can only mouse with
> my right hand. When I got a touchpad, I made sure to learn to use
> it with my
> left hand.

Be careful about switching hands with your pointing device. It might help
you, but it might not. I too, being left-handed, ended up mousing
right-handed (not as uncommon as you might think--we lefties are an
adaptable bunch). But when my CT flared up, it wasn't just in one hand--it
affected both my left and right hand and wrists. Boo! The doctor said she
hadn't seen that before, and puzzled about it, until I told her I'm
left-handed. Sometime being "ambidextrous" isn't a good thing.

Just my additional $0.02.

Lydia Wong
Technical Writer
FarPoint Technologies, Inc.

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