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Is There Different Type Of Mouse That Will Help?


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#1 Clydesdale™

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 10:34 PM

Here's a nob :huh: question... :thumbsup:

My work requires me to be hours on the computer each day thus clicking the mouse etc... and my index finger & nerves in my arm are getting very painful. Question, is there a different type of mouse that will prevent this? Or.. anyone with the same problem and found a solution?
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 01:03 AM

Not knowing what variety of mouse you are using I'm going to guess that you are using the good ole mouse that you move around on a pad to move the pointer, if this is the case you might give a Logitech Marble mouse a try, I have a brother that has similar problems and this seems to help him.

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 04:51 AM

You could try a mouse pad with a palm rest. If its carpel tunnel creeping up on you this should help.

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 07:27 AM

I use a logitech marble mouse for alot of graphics work. I just lay my hand on it and can click, right click, page forward and back without moving my hand. I use my thumb for normal clicking. Remember to rest your wrist away from the edge of the desk. So your wrist and forearm are horizontal.
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 07:42 AM

Thanks for the input, I will go buy one at lunch time.
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 07:56 AM

I use a mouse pad with a wrist rest like this, (only I peel off the backing since that screws with optical mice). A trackball wouldn't hurt either, I prefer this thumb trackball style as opposed to just the marble, but either one will put less strain on your wrist.

Whatever you get, the thing that will make the most difference is to make sure your chair, table, wrist rest, and whatever else are all lined up so that your arm is in a straight level line from your elbow out to your knuckles. If your arm is too low and your wrist is constantly tilted upwards, that causes stress.
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 09:24 AM

I use a mouse pad with a wrist rest like this, (only I peel off the backing since that screws with optical mice). A trackball wouldn't hurt either, I prefer this thumb trackball style as opposed to just the marble, but either one will put less strain on your wrist.

Whatever you get, the thing that will make the most difference is to make sure your chair, table, wrist rest, and whatever else are all lined up so that your arm is in a straight level line from your elbow out to your knuckles. If your arm is too low and your wrist is constantly tilted upwards, that causes stress.

Good tip. I moved my mouse, from the pullout shelf, onto my desk and already feel a difference. I will go buy a new mouse & pad @ lunch time and report back. :thumbsup:
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 10:00 AM

I use a Logitech Trackman trackball and love it.
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 09:17 PM

Have you loked at Wireless handheld mice?
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 01:21 PM

All is much better now...

I bought the Microsoft® Natural™ Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 Microsoft mouse . I didn't like the tracking ball on the Logitech because it requires too much movement for the index finger which is part of my pain. The microsoft mouse is very comfortable. I also bought a Belkin mouse pad with the resting wrist pad. And, I have moved the mouse from my pullout shelf onto my desk. All this combined made a huge difference. Still a bit of pain but not like before.

Thank you all for your help!
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 03:56 PM

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 04:22 PM

I pinched the nerves in my right wrist awhile back, which is very similar to carpel tunnel as the surgery is the same to fix it, (young and dumb). I bought a wrist stabilizer the same as my Dad had after his surgery for using when i'm at home. Walgreens Wrist Brace. It helps me from flexing my wrist the wrong way when typing and using my mouse.

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 06:23 PM

I love my Kensington Pro trackball with the attachable wrist pad I have a hard time using a regular mouse anymore
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