Ergonomics and carpal tunnel and all other problems

Microsoft 6667777
Jul 8 11 Comments

How do you work all day with all the pains in hands shoulders neck and watery eyes?
I got ergo chair, desk and keyboards, still not doing well.
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  • Intel PikaPika98
    Life update - I can open jars again!!!
    For me, it's wrist related. Not carpal tunnel, it's tendonitis near my thumbs. I think it was due to a combo of keyboard and the way I hold my phone.

    I changed some stuff up - got the evoluent mouse but I didn't like it to much it actually worsened the pain. So I stuck to my old Logitech mouse, but now what I do is use my entire arm to move the mouse as opposed to moving my wrist only. And I also try to keep the mouse closer to my body as opposed to way far off to the right.

    I got the kinesis freestyle keyboard too - this helped SO much. I adjust the keyboard every single time (if I want to) after I come back to my desk to accomplish for my new position in front of the monitor.

    Lastly, do the wrist exercises recommended by this PT:
    https://youtu.be/E7vibxI3yZY

    Wrist injuries can take 8-10 months to heal. Start looking for ergo solutions at the first sign of pain!
    Aug 27 0
  • Salesforce torbmain
    Freestyle ergo keyboard fixed my issues, though I made the switch at the first sign of wrist problems.

    I also nearly completely stopped coding outside of work hours. This is more due to young kids at home, just happened to be good timing (getting back into some side projects now though).
    Jul 8 0
  • LeanTaaS iAlbertson
    Evoluent mouse are the best. $100 but worth every penny.

    You can also try Logitech mouse as well.

    Kensington track ball is another option.

    But nothing beats Evoluent.
    Jul 8 1
    • Wells Fargo / Finance
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      Evoluent doesn’t work for me
      Aug 27
  • Uber uqdH38
    What keyboard and mouse are you using? Not all ergonomic devices are the same quality. Also, exercise is very important. And get up and stretch every hour or so, if not now frequently.
    Jul 8 1
    • Microsoft 6667777
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  • Intel PikaPika98
    I can't even open a jar anymore :'( sed lyfe
    Jul 8 1
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      I’m so sorry
      Aug 27
  • Wells Fargo / Finance
    ySNT34

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    How bad is ur carpal? Do shoulder and neck stretches. YouTube the tutorials.
    How fast did they give u the ergo setups? Nothing really worked for me in terms of the ergo stuff. Only the trackpad works. I can’t use a mouse anymore. That and I have to work a lot less. Like 4 hrs/day making it look like 8 hrs/day. It’s been 9 months since it started
    Aug 27 0
  • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
    Carpal tunnel is the easiest one to deal with. Switch mouse from left to right hand and switch the keyboard to a different size and format twice a day. If may seem like a crazy idea until you get used to.
    Jul 8 0
  • I had serious neck issues in the past. Bringing my monitor to eye level and using less monitors side to side helped. I know only have two monitors. One right in front of me in landscape and the second next to it in vertical mode so that I don't have to turn my head around a lot and keep an upright posture.
    Jul 8 0