mouse for carpal tunnel/RSI

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  1. Reznik

    Reznik New Member

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    Hey,
    People with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/ Tendonitis/ DeQuervain / other types of RSI symptoms... what do you use for as a mouse?

    I bought this one:
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    Bad CHOICE! my thumb and forearm started to hurt within 15 minutes of using it.:squint: It has a comfortable wrist position... but my pain stems from the fact that the trackball has to be used by thumb and this places a lot of stress on my thumb especially If I want to move the arrow or drag something accross the screen. And trying to control the arrow with a trackball is kinda hard especially if you want to bring it over a small part of the screen.

    I am gonna return this and try other ones.... so what do you guys use? My arm hurts after I use the regular mouse for awhile.
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    trackballs are BAD for people with bad wrists. I broke my wrist in football, and I use a computer 12+ hours a day now... so it hurts some times. I'm really liking my Logitech MX1000 mouse, tho.
     
  3. PocoDiablo

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    When I got Carpal Tunnel I used the Logitech Mouseman Marble FX. It totally cleared up my issues.

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    It uses a large ball instead of that little thumb ball you have, and works really well. I've recommended it to a few other folks and they all had good results.

    Problem is that they no longer make it. Maybe try another style with the large ball instead of that tiny one? :dunno:
     

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