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Arthritis in my hand


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#1 montinrun

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:49 AM

At this point it is becoming a little painful to click my mouse buttons- Logitech M325. 

 

Does anyone know of a mouse that requires less pressure to click a button?

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:34 AM

Yeah i suggest a new mouse anyhow, those mice are tiny.

Got a price range?


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:34 PM

An article for some info, it also pro/cons different choices (pricy compared to your current mouse) but may help to give you some general ideas:

https://www.grayingwithgrace.com/what-is-the-best-computer-mouse-for-arthritic-hands/

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 01:16 PM

sometimes even just getting a different shaped mouse will help.  holding your hand in a different position.



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:41 PM

I encountered some serious pain with my right wrist years ago and switched to a trackball type mouse.  Also found that wearing a brace while sleeping left me pain free the next day.



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:29 PM

In my opinion mice are like keyboards, you really need to try before you buy because you spend so much time using one. Many computer stores and places like Staples have samples out on the shelf so that you can at least try holding them and clicking them. This way you get to feel them, which you cannot do from a paper or on-line catalogue.

 

I always liked the completely basic MS mouse and I now use a Logitech M275 wireless mouse which has a similar shape, but there are plenty of others.

 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:41 AM

Thanks to all the good people who  replied to my question.

 

I have been concerned about how long I will be able to use a mouse so I ordered one of these

 

Hippus Wireless Light Click HandShoe Mouse (expensive).  I can return it if it doesn't work out.

 

Thanks to r.a.d for suggesting the greyingwitgrace  website.

 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:21 PM

Pricy, and hope it alleviates pain which is worth it. Thanks for posting back.

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 06:16 PM

What I got was     Hippus Wireless Light Click HandShoe Mouse

 

Initial Impression

It’s BIG.   It's great.

The keys seem to be a little easier than the other mice. 

It makes me hold my wrist above the mouse pad.  As long as I have used mice I tended to move it with my wrist.  This thing makes me use my arm and shoulder- probably how I am supposed to use it. 

There will be a learning curve. 

It comes in S, M and L although Amazon only has the M.  This seems fine.

Four days of use. 

My fingers don’t hurt when I use this.  It’s worth every penny.  I don’t have enough fine motor control to not need to use my wrist to move it small distances sideways.



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Posted 15 December 2017 - 06:38 PM

Great news, sounds like a successful shakedown cruise. :)

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 06:39 PM

There are a wide variety of ergonomic mice:

 

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_6_10/133-1969347-1792032?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ergonomic+wireless+mouse&sprefix=ergonomic+%2Caps%2C205&crid=1AQZS7H06JOV1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aergonomic+wireless+mouse

 

https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=ergonomic%20mouse&cat_id=0

 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=ergonomic+mouse&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.TRS0&_nkw=ergonomic+mouse&_sacat=0

 

As has been mentioned earlier, what constitutes ergonomic for one person may not for another, so if you can try them before you buy that's best and if that's not an option make sure the option to return it exists.


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