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
>http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000B9RYG8/ref=s9_sima_gw_s0_p23_i2?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=1AQ2QPS1HJXAZP5Y03EM&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467198433&pf_rd_i=468294> ), 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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