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Ergonomic Mouse

My fingers hurt

     
6:44 am on May 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Guess I've been using a mouse for too many years. My right hand fingers started to ache so I switched hands and now the same thing is happening on my left digits.

I'd love to hear of any good ergonomic mouse recommendations.

Thanks,
Tim

7:43 am on May 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi Tim,

As one of possible options I can recommend you using one of gyration mouses for half an hour or something when your hand start feeling uncomfortable.

I don't think you can use it all the way thus replacing usual mouse since your hand does not last long waiving with this device for an extended period of time ;-) but it's good using it for a change and get your fingers rested a bit.

Sticky me if you need a link to the mouse producer.

Warning! Others may find it kind of cool teesing you while you conduct in front of your PC :-)

6:25 pm on May 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Anybody ever use a gesture pad?
7:54 pm on May 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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what about a track ball mouse? Ever tried one of those? I suppose it might hurt your fingers too, but still worth a shot.

Also, IBM (of all people) make a really nice mouse that fits my hand well and is very comfortable.

9:47 pm on May 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The Logitech Trackman Wheel is an excellent alternative to a mouse. I guess a trackball takes some getting used to - I've been using one since I started using computers again so they seem perfectly natural to me. However, in most discussions I've heard, this particular trackball setup is almost always considered the easiest to get used to and hand and wrist problems usually vanish entirely after making the change.
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I've read that the best solution is to have more than one type of pointing device and to switch around fairly frequently to avoid fatigue.

I Logitech "Marble Mouse" trackball. I miss the scroll wheel on my mouse, though. Sometimes my thumb gets stiff after a long day.

I also have a Megamouse pad strapped to my chair arm..this has made the biggest difference in eliminating mouse use pain for me. My elbow and wrist used to get sore from extending my arm and resting all my weight on my wrist.