Re: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Subject: Re: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
From: Marilynne Smith <mrsmith -at- CTS -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 09:03:21 -0700

At 09:27 AM 8/18/97 EST, Estella Clifford wrote:
>In reply to:
>>Oh, rats! I've evidently got the early stages of
>>carpal tunnel syndrome.
>>Anybody have experience with this syndrome? I've
>>been doing research on the net just now, in
>>preparation for getting off the computer and
>>giving my hand a rest for a while, but I thought
>>I'd just ask and check in occasionally to see if
>>anyone has any ideas or recommendations.
>When I began experiencing discomfort and other symptoms while using the
>mouse, I switched from a flat mousepad to one with a built-in wrist
>rest. The mouse pad attaches to the keyboard wrist rest that I bought at
>the same time, and the two are exactly the same height. It's a set
>called "Puzzle Pad 3.0" by Silicon Sports. It seemed to help.
>Also, there are a couple mailing lists on this topic. I have not
>subscribed to them, but here is the information:
> Topic: Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, etc. (discussion)
> Address: LISTSERV -at- ITSSRV1 -dot- UCSF -dot- EDU
> Message: subscribe sorehand Your Name
> Topic: Repetitive stress injury (newsletter)
> Address: majordomo -at- world -dot- std -dot- com
> Message: subscribe rsi
>These came from a longer posting of Useful Mailing Lists by Angela M.
>Howard on 1 Oct 96. The full list is available in the techwr-l archives
>at, which is where I looked them up just now.
>Good luck!
>mailto:clifford -at- fp -dot- com
If looks are not an issue, a rolled towel makes a pretty fair wrist rest.

Marilynne Smith
Writing, Editing, and Online Documentation

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