[ubuntu-uk] RSI

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 25 16:53:03 UTC 2011

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
> away.
> 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
> too.
> 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.

Definitely everyone should use a wrist support so your wrist is not
bent backwards when using the mouse.  If you are employed tell your
employer about the problem (if you have not already) and he should
fall over himself to get you all possible aids in order that you will
not sue him.


> Thanks,
> Jon Reynolds (j0nr)
> www.jcrdevelopments.com
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