using the mouse a lot - i developed pain in wrist - how to avoid that ?

@dbhattji (2506)
India
July 6, 2007 11:53pm CST
Do you use the mouse a lot, non stop clicking and the odd position of our hands - lead to pain in the wrist joint (carpal tunnel syndrome)- i had to take physiotherapy and painkillers as well wear a wrist support for a month. I am better now but be careful if you have the same problem do not ignore it because my doctor said you may need a operation if it does not heal. What can we do to prevent this?
2 responses
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
7 Jul 07
I use a wrist brace. Get the best one you can buy. Mine has a large metal piece on the bottom. I use it religiously while I am on the computer. I own a landscaping company and mow 2 days of the week. The weed eater/ string trimmer is what causes my problem. I woke up one morning and it felt like my hand was on fire. My hands are usually stiff and numb every morning. But it is getting better. I am strong, in good shape and have awesome stamina. It can happen to anyone regardless of their health. So take care of yourself.
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@dbhattji (2506)
• India
10 Jul 07
I have also used a wrist brace but without the metal plate, but now that my wrist feels fine I am no longer using it - it slows down my typing speed.
@raredog (743)
• Philippines
7 Jul 07
I have experience it before not until I bought a mousepad with ergonomic hand rest. It support the wrist while using the mouse.
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@dbhattji (2506)
• India
10 Jul 07
I have tried looking for such a mousepad, but they are not easily available n my city. I will get one soon. Thanks.