[ILUG] Any advice for RSI?
ivan at skynet.ie
Fri Jan 1 23:05:46 GMT 2010
I had severe tendonitis and RSI in my wrists for years. using the
Microsoft Ergonomic keyboards - esp the Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 -
helped, as did minimizing laptop use.
The biggest breakthrough for me
With these few exercises, I've been pain free for ages. I found their
effectiveness absolutely astonishing.
On Fri, 1 Jan 2010, Rory McCann wrote:
> Hi all,
> I think I've gotten the black lung for programmers, that's right, RSI.
> I've been getting sore arms and wrists from typing for many months
> now. I've been to my GP, and have some anti-inflamatories (in pill and
> spray form). I've been taking a 10 minute typing break every hour for
> a few months, which helped at first, but they are still getting sore.
> I'm just using a bog standard laptop, nothing special. My GP referred
> me to a local physiotherapist, however they was suprised that you
> could plug a USB keyboard into a laptop, so I don't have much faith in
> their knowledge of IT.
> Does anyone have advice? Any physios in Dublin that know something
> about typing problems? I'm thinking of getting an ergonomic keyboard
> (maybe this one
> ), any advice on special keyboards or mice? Anything else? I could
> give up typing and go live in a monastary, but I'd rather be able to
> keep hacking....
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