Wrist or back problems? mouse, keyboard, chair?



  • Which one do you prefer a normal mouse(wireless) a TrackBall (Logitech/wireless) or some other think? have you ever had a wrist problem or do you have one (surgery)? I have a LogitechM570 and it save me from wrist surgery, any other gadgets you have?



  • I don't use anything ergonomic, but I do occasionally have back/wrist pain. To relieve both I just get up and go for a walk



  • Mechanical keyboard (save the fingers!), Kingston trackball (the one you use your palm for, not your thumb). A good chair can make all the difference for back/leg pain and discomfort as well.



  • I have to be careful because of having carpal tunnel from having been a professional guitarist in a former life. But I find that the standard, freebie keyboard and mouse actually tend to work the best for that and all the special gimmick ones are the ones that cause issues.



  • I've got some minor wrist pain and numbness issues from way too much time spent with keyboards/mice/controllers. I use a trackball at work and have found that to be very helpful. Avoiding track pads like the plague they are is also helpful, those things tear up my shoulder.



  • @Osvaldo said in Wrist or back problems? mouse, keyboard, chair?:

    Which one do you prefer a normal mouse(wireless) a TrackBall (Logitech/wireless) or some other think? have you ever had a wrist problem or do you have one (surgery)? I have a LogitechM570 and it save me from wrist surgery, any other gadgets you have?

    I've been a user of the Logitech Marble Mouse since the first one came out in the 90s. I tried the ones shaped like the M570 and they hurt my thumbs, lol.



  • Over the last couple of years I've started suffering from a wrist inflamation which gets really bad when I try to use a normal mouse. A vertical mouse is bearable for me. I tried trackballs but the're not my thing.



  • I used to have some pretty bad wrist pain, but that is mostly gone since I switched to an Anker vertical mouse and MS ergonomic keyboard.

    I still have some pain after long days of lots of coding, so I may try out a trackball to see if that helps as well.



  • I just use Cortana to transcribe everything and do my work for me!

    ....said no one ever.



  • @fuznutz04 said in Wrist or back problems? mouse, keyboard, chair?:

    I just use Cortana to transcribe everything and do my work for me!

    ....said no one ever.

    They keep saying it, but Cortana keeps not working 😉



  • @scottalanmiller said in Wrist or back problems? mouse, keyboard, chair?:

    @fuznutz04 said in Wrist or back problems? mouse, keyboard, chair?:

    I just use Cortana to transcribe everything and do my work for me!

    ....said no one ever.

    They keep saying it, but Cortana keeps not working 😉

    Right, avoid it like the plague.



  • I had a horrible cheapo high back chair at work when I first started here. I started getting numbness in my hands and feet and thought I was getting some neurological disorder. Once I swapped out my chair for a better one, it went away in a few days. I still have other ergo issues, but it is mostly my own fault. Keyboard and monitor placement are also big things.



  • My current office chair back annoyed me i removednit. Pics later.



  • M570 saved me as well, they're awesome.

    Just as important is focusing on my posture. If you slump over like a bag of shit your body contorts and it'll punish you hard.



  • The walks are so important, they help a lot, same with eyes exercises, someone told me to look far away from time to time
    But guessing about standing desk? any info comments on those?



  • I've used Logitech trackballs for over 20 years now. Been using the M570 both at work and at home for quite a while.

    As for keyboards, I've also used various ergonomic keyboards (mostly logitech and MS) for the past 20 years. For the past 10+ years, my keyboard of choice is an Adesso PCK-208B...definitely not compatible with a tight workspace, but it works well for me. Initially bought it because, well, I'm cheap, and so was it.

    Awesome thing about having a ergo keyboard plus trackball at home:
    Visitor: Can I use your computer?
    Me: Sure, help yourself
    Visitor (looks puzzled staring at keyboard/trackball combo): Nevermind
    Me (Grinning): Suit yourself


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