Shake it all about!

Been having some trouble with either R.S.Injury or Carpal Tunnel thingy: don’t know which, but really painful: the result of too much mouse and trackpad work, and keyboard hammering. Wrist really painful, upper arm and muscles also painful. Bought a tiny little powerball exerciser which seems to be doing the trick as towards pain relief, but as the problem stems from twenty-thirty years of incorrect hand position and mouse-clicking; I assume it will be a while.


Bought a mouse- / track-pad wotsit which comes with a wrist rest, and also a gel-filled wrist rest for my keyboard. Both fairly mundane things, but I am more than happy to relate that both were manufactured in Taiwan; and not in the blood-soaked arena which is of course mainland China, otherwise masquerading as the People’s Republic.

4 comments for “Shake it all about!

  1. mona
    April 7, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Its both, change your hand, if you are right handed only use your left when using the mouse or visa versa, I had it and changed hands it went away pretty quickly. Good luck.

  2. Penseivat
    April 7, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    May be too late, but watch a couple of videos of pianists. In no case do they rest their wrists. This not only strengthens the muscles in the wrist, and retain the correct tensions in the tendons, but avoids any form of carpal tunnel syndrome. By resting your wrists you are bending the wrist into an unnatural position which, over a period of time, will stretch the tendons to an extent they cannot return to their natural state. The example I used to give was knicker elastic being stretched over a period of time, and we all know how that turns out! Hold your hands like Tommy Cooper used to do -“Just like that” – and use the muscles in your fingers.

  3. Teesmaid
    April 8, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Worth trying a vertical mouse. Google if you are not familiar. Try a cheap one first. (The only issue I have with them is, because they are taller than conventional mice I knock mine flying every so often.)

  4. Hereward Unbowed.
    April 9, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Where’s CM and about, on DJT’s latest policy ‘interruption’ and are Ivanka and Jared running the show, was Bannon removed for some adventure in a far off desert?

    Who knows, but I’d like CM’s assessment – very much.

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