andybraben at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 16:31:53 UTC 2011
A relative of mine gets RSI pains when using a mouse for just a few minutes.
She just can not use one.
However she gets on very well with a pen and tablet no problem at all, and
using it on Ubuntu right back to 5.10 and onwards and upwards has never been
a problem at all with it.
On 25 March 2011 16:22, Simon Greenwood <sfgreenwood at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 25 March 2011 16:14, Jon Reynolds <maillist at jcrdevelopments.com> wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>> Am sure as all of you are computer users, some probably quite prolific (as
>> coders etc), that some of you have had experience with RSI.
>> I have had a bad wrist for a few years now on and off. It always seemed to
>> go away but recently (last 4-6months) it seems to be here and not going
>> Basically I get a pain in the inside corner of my wrist when it is bent
>> back, i.e. in a position to do push ups. I cannot push things (e.g. doing
>> push ups) without it hurting and shaking it (shaking inside-out socks) hurts
>> I have tried wearing a wrist strap (like a sports one) for the last few
>> weeks but it doesn't seem to be making much difference.
>> I am a CAD user by day, which is very mouse-dependant, but also do an
>> amount of typing, but I think the mouse usage is the main culprit as its
>> always semi-hovering as I manoeuvre the mouse.
>> I am wondering if anyone else has had experiences like this and how they
>> got rid of it? Maybe those little cushioned mouse mats, where you rest your
>> wrist on a small cushion would help.
> There are lots of things you can try: make sure that you're sitting at a
> comfortable angle (I had this a while ago because my seat was too low); try
> a wrist rest, either as part of a mouse mat or separately; if all else
> fails, consider an alternative pointing device like a trackball or even a
> graphics pad.
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