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#12735 2-Apr-2007 22:27
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I wanted to reply to an earler post on mouse-induced pain but it had been locked due to age.

I ended up using both a trackball and a graphics tablet at the same time. I put the trackball in my lap. It does look dorky but I'd rather look dorky than have a permanently sore arm, shoulder and back.

I also try to use the keyboard as much as possible. I prefer to use a key combo to a mouse operation if the option exists, and it usually does. 

I went to a chiropracter when the pain was particularly bad (before I got the trackball and tablet). Along with his advice on correct hacker posture, he told me that I had to stop doing any washing up because my height means I am bending at an awkward angle to get down to sink level -- and that he would even write a note to my wife to that effect!!!


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  #66041 2-Apr-2007 23:59
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hmmmm, maybe yourself and tonyhughes should get together somtime.

I hear hes pretty tall!!!

As to getting mouse arm, I do not use the computer enough, nor am I old enough to suffer.


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  #66042 3-Apr-2007 00:04
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Yeah - im six foot seven. We just got a dishwasher. I used to get hella sore back standing at the bench doing dishes.

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