ergonomic mouse

posted
21-Jun-16, 08:33
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by satchi
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posted about 3 years ago
hi, can anyone recommend a good mouse? I have pain in my elbow and wrists. There are quite a few ergonomic mice in the market, I don't know which one to get. Any suggestions? thanks
posted
21-Jun-16, 10:45
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posted about 3 years ago
Have you considered an ergonomic mouse mat? The ones with the foam bump for you to rest your wrist on can be helpful.
posted
21-Jun-16, 16:22
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by AOE26
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posted about 3 years ago
OS? Windows/OSX/Linux etc I really like my mouse trackpad on my MacBook Air.
posted
21-Jun-16, 16:47
by satchi
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posted about 3 years ago
hi Tudor_Queen and AOE26, thanks for your replies.
I will look at an ergonomic mouse mat, the pain comes when I am moving the mouse, maybe a mat will help.

I really need to use a mouse, I have my faithful macbook air but I prefer to use a mouse to drag items, corners etc. I have been looking at Evoluent products but they are expensive. I

Still looking...
posted
21-Jun-16, 17:25
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posted about 3 years ago
I need to use a mouse too. I always have a cordless mouse and keyboard plugged into my laptop (unless I'm on the go). I think the wristpad mouse mat will help if it is a support issue. Good luck!
posted
22-Jun-16, 14:04
by SallyK
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posted about 3 years ago
Hi, I have an impingement in my shoulder, which gets very painful if I need to do a lot of computer work. I bought a vertical ergonomic mouse some months ago, which you hold like a handshake, so much less rotation of shoulder, elbow and writs, and whilst not perfect it's made transcribing my interview data somewhat less daunting. There are a number available, mine was from a company called CSL- Computer and cost just over £10 on Amazon (other retailers available!). I tried a wireless version first, but the batteries ran out v v quickly, so moved to a wired version which works just as well for my shoulder. Good luck in finding something that works. PS Also make sure you have your workstation set up well: having the keyboard at the right height (i.e. adjusting chair height to desk) makes a big difference to me.
posted
23-Jun-16, 15:32
edited about 9 seconds later
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posted about 3 years ago
Quote From SallyK:
Also make sure you have your workstation set up well: having the keyboard at the right height (i.e. adjusting chair height to desk) makes a big difference to me.


Yes, if you have elbow and wrist pain it is possible that not only the use of a mouse is triggering it - do review your entire posture/workstation set up.
posted
28-Jun-16, 11:50
edited about 20 seconds later
by satchi
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posted about 3 years ago
hi everyone thanks for your replies! I have bought a cheap vertical mouse, it's pretty good. The only thing is that I can't use it for the left hand, it doesn't sit nicely. I have also raised the height of my chair, that seems to help ease the pain and numbness going down my forearm.
posted
28-Jun-16, 13:14
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posted about 3 years ago
I agree with the height of the chair! I have done my whole phd with a crappy, non-adjustable chair and boy does my back feel it!

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