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Topic # 185411 21-Nov-2015 17:07
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OK wrestled with RSI/OOS for years.  I think I mainly screwed up my right hand (especially) almost permanently with a really bad numeric stiff keyboard doing a data entry job in my early 20's for 18 months.  I  manage pain etc with ergonomic everything:  WorkPace software to enforce micro and rest breaks.  Alternate use of mouse with right and left hand.  Gell pads, Goldtouch split keyboard, you name it!  Also have back pain so use of adjustable desk, knealing at desk, standing desk even a treadmill desk I hired for about 18 months! 

I work from home.  Obviously change of career could be one thing (but what doesn't use a PC anyway these days and would have to be usually in someones office with not ideal setup).

It's not too bad in that my wireless Microsoft mouse I've had for years is by some fluke of nature very soft to click in the left finger.  Unfortunately it's semi-died finally (dreaded that moment for a while). 

Need a suggestion for a quality mouse, but most importantly a click pressure that is light (Google had to find any mention of this, gaming mouses often want harder pressure!)  I personally find that lighter makes a huge difference...if I help someone on their PC, only a few mins later pain is heaps worse with their standard mouse!

Ideally would be suitable for left of right hand use but I can live with an alternative on the left.

Came across this, expensive and adjustable, but not sure if on the lightest setting it's actually light enough?  Anyone know what standard mouse click pressure is??!

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  Reply # 1432340 21-Nov-2015 17:25
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I realise you're looking for a mouse, but have you tried a trackpad and used tap to click? Basically no pressure required at all.

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  Reply # 1432343 21-Nov-2015 17:35
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http://blog.boastr.net/?page_id=1722

On mobile so unsure how to link (should learn tho!)

Possible solution is pairing the above app with a apple Magic Mouse. The Magic Mouse has a touch sensitive surface (usually great for scrolling since it doesn't have a scroll wheel in it). Perhaps a possible option? But relies on you having a Mac but I imagine there may be an way to get something like this working on Windows.

Kind of would be like using a laptop touch pad but then you can move the mouse to move the curser because I imagine the trackpad wouldn't be an ideal solution since your fingers probably would get more use and make the problem worse.


Otherwise is you do like the trackpad option, I've used the apple desktop trackpad (I think it's called Magic Trackpad) and it works really well. Both this and the Magic Mouse use Bluetooth and work well in Windows.




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  Reply # 1432353 21-Nov-2015 17:59
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I started having wrist trouble 6 months ago with a standard mouse due to OOS (no medical diagnosis), especially my left-click finger. Heaps of research later I nearly bought a 'vertical mouse'. Thought I would try one of these first due to price. Problem solved with no ache or pain within a week.

http://www.logitech.com/en-nz/product/wireless-trackball-m570

Love it.

No issues using a standard mouse on someone else's computer for a short time.




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  Reply # 1432370 21-Nov-2015 19:11
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Thanks for ideas...hmmm tried vertical 3M mouse way back, wasn't an optical thing, horrible hurt hand more in the end, but this quite different, could be worth a try....ps  wrong link you have I think.

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  Reply # 1432372 21-Nov-2015 19:19
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I personally use the Apple TouchPad and quite like it. There is a Logitech varent too. Whilst this is not a mouse it is something worth looking in to.




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  Reply # 1432373 21-Nov-2015 19:20
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Yes, Touchpad sounds like a good idea, at least in combination with another good mouse perhaps.  I do have a laptop & used it while had the treadmill desk so could sit down sometime!  Was good for variety of keyboard (though not ergonomic) and due to having touch pad.  Though was limited with smaller screen and screen close to keyboard.  Didn't bother setting it up with separate screen cuz my 2nd desk didn't facilitate that.

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  Reply # 1432381 21-Nov-2015 19:40
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tardtasticx: [snip]
Otherwise is you do like the trackpad option, I've used the apple desktop trackpad (I think it's called Magic Trackpad) and it works really well. Both this and the Magic Mouse use Bluetooth and work well in Windows.


This. The Apple ones are excellent to use.

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  Reply # 1433168 23-Nov-2015 11:17
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Grant777: Thanks for ideas...hmmm tried vertical 3M mouse way back, wasn't an optical thing, horrible hurt hand more in the end, but this quite different, could be worth a try....ps  wrong link you have I think.


Ive used the 3m Optical "joystick mouse" and these two as well. 

http://www.amazon.com/Minicute-EZmouse5-Wireless-Vertical-Ergonomic/dp/B00LE2QP0W

http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Vertical-Ergonomic-Optical-1600DPI/dp/B00BIFNTMC/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1448230349&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=anker+vertical+mouse&psc=1

Currently i use the Anker mouse at home and the Ezmouse at work. Both have a lightish click, however your definition of light might be a lot different to mine :) 

I use these to help with wrist and elbow strains not for mouse finger issues... 

I have to say it takes a good few weeks of use to adjust how you use the vertical mouse and you can get a bit of discomfort while getting used to the new movement. 


 

 

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