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Arm, neck and back pain caused by computer use
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kvc33 - February 9

I love my computer but hate what it does to me. Has anyone found a certain kind of mouse, keyboard, desk or setup that has reduced the strain?

 

nikita3 - February 9

My job involves typing up court transcript so I spend a lot of time on the computer every day and I do have some trouble with my wrists, elbows and arms. Early last year I bought what is called a 'Zero Tension Mouse' from America (I'm in Australia). It is a mouse that looks more like a joystick and it is held the same way. It took away all the tension that my 'normal' mouse was causing and the lighter your touch is, the better it works. However, it does take about a week of getting used to and I don't think it's for somebody who needs a very accurate mouse. I often fumble around a bit if I need to click on a very small area and usually it's because I'm not being 'light' enough with it. About a week go I received an e-mail from a company called 'Alimed', you can go and look at their website. They were advertising a new 'pencil mouse' which looks like a pencil and you hold it the same way as a pencil. Of course it sounds really good in their advertising and they say it is very accurate, so I am quite interested in that one, but I need to read some reviews to see if it is as accurate as it says. If so, it would be a good replacement for the zero tension mouse at work. The zero tension mouse could then become my home computer mouse as it is still very good and I wouldn't swap it back for any ordinary mouse.

 

kvc33 - February 10

Thanks for the info. Your mouse may have a sensitivity adjustment that you are not aware of.

 

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