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Default Any suggestions of how to deal with RSI?

Suffering it from it very badly now, and getting out of breath as I type this.

Do RSI type keyboards and mice really work?

If I can't sort the pain out or reduce it, I won't be able to work much longer
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I can't speak from first hand experience, but one of my customers swears by his ergo keyboard. He also converted his work space to an adjustable standing desk and says that it helps tremendously for wrist and back pain.
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It is more of a constant ache rather than pins and needles and I get exhausted just by typing, yet I could walk 5 miles now without any issue.
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I had it badly with my mouse arm. I changed mouse and tried swapping hands etc. The advice you get from various websites etc really does work. A lot of it is about your arm position. It's best to get professional advice from your doc. Get referred to occupational health.
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If your getting pins and needles in your fingers Ian, then there's a good chance it's carpal tunnel syndrome, instead of RSI.

Easiest thing, is to go to your gp, and do a couple of simple tests. If its confirmed as CTS, then a small procedure to release the pressure of the median nerve may be done.

This has worked for me,. I've had both my hands done, and its fantastic now .

Have a look at my blog post about it.
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I had a similar problem in the past. Was advised to place my hand on the mouse rather than grasping it with my fingers. This way you move your arm when moving the mouse and not just your wrist. Worked for me. Hope this makes sense !

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