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Old October 15th, 2007, 08:51 PM   #16
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Mouse ergonomics and repetitive motion injuries

I mouse, I use a Logitech thumb trackball, a shuttlepro, a wacom tablet, the mousepad on my laptop, and lots of keyboard shortcuts.

The point of all this is that if you are facing wrist, finger or hand soreness, you need to change what you're doing, don't repeat the same motions. If you experience real problems, icing down your wrist/hand can provide almost immediate relief.

I don't know about you all, but I seem to be getting older - and taking much more care to avoid injury. The one time I did really injure myself, I had to take almost a week off the computer, and I was shocked to realize how much I depended on my right hand when it came to simple tasks like making coffee, cooking, getting the mail, etc.
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Old October 16th, 2007, 08:29 AM   #17
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I was having wrist pain from mousing around, so I switched to the Kensington "Expert Mouse" trackball. After about 2-3 week my wrist pain went away and I became use to the trackball. I would not go back to a mouse, but I have been thinking about adding a shuttle pro for some time now.

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Old October 16th, 2007, 09:03 AM   #18
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I was having wrist pain from mousing around, so I switched to the Logitech "Expert Mouse" trackball. After about 2-3 week my wrist pain went away and I became use to the trackball. I would not go back to a mouse, but I have been thinking about adding a shuttle pro for some time now.
Is this the one http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/mi...s/189&cl=us,en

?
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Old October 16th, 2007, 09:35 AM   #19
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Steven, my error. My K64325 "Expert Mouse" trackball's made by Kensington, not Logitech. Here it is:
http://us.kensington.com/html/2200.html

I really like this trackball. It's very comfortable to use. My only complaint is the scroll wheel could have a nicer feel to it.
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Old October 16th, 2007, 09:50 AM   #20
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Steven, my error. My K64325 "Expert Mouse" trackball's made by Kensington, not Logitech. Here it is:
http://us.kensington.com/html/2200.html

I really like this trackball. It's very comfortable to use. My only complaint is the scroll wheel could have a nicer feel to it.
I'll have to keep an eye out for it. The thumb ball I use has made a huge difference. The ironic part of it is, because I was still getting tired with my right hand/arm, at my day job, I took the same thumb ball and put it on my left side, I use my ring finger now to move that one. So I use both hands. It took more than a month to get my left hand used to it.
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