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Old Aug 28, 2011, 08:42 PM   #26
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Some "life forms" are simply not viable and will not survive.

Darwin proved this.

You should not have kids!
Same goes for dumb species.
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 06:59 PM   #27
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iPad hand & wrist pain

Yes. I've had exactly the pain you referred to.
I've been in bed for weeks recuperating from an injury, and using my iPad for more than 12 hours each day.
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Old Mar 31, 2013, 08:19 AM   #28
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Got this also from holding it with 2 fingers ( index and thumb ) This really hurts.
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Old Mar 31, 2013, 09:55 AM   #29
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I don't use the 4 all day long but I probably use it as much as anyone. No wrist pain here. I do not hold it all the time when I use it, why should anyone????

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No but I do get a stiff neck after a while...
Lol. Got to remind myself on the positioning of the ipad so that does not happen. No need to keep bending my neck down too far.
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Old Mar 31, 2013, 10:08 AM   #30
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I use get that pain with my iPad2. Since only using my iPad Mini, the pain is gone.
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Old Mar 31, 2013, 11:23 AM   #31
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The iPad, and all the other tablets simply aren't designed to be easy to hold and use. Look at any sci-fi show where a tablet was a prop and you never see them holding/tapping on them. The tablet is either set on a desk/table, or simply looked at when being held. You might see them talking to it.
The ease of holding is not why they do that. They aren't hauling them around in general because keeping it in a fixed position makes it easier for us viz guys to map in the display annie after filming.

The best advice comes from those that said mix up your positions. Wrists start to ache in part from the muscles trying to hold the device steady. If you change up positions, put it in your lap, go to the other hand or both etc you ease up on that one particular group of muscles. Plus you potentially change the angle of your head which is good for your neck etc.

And put the dang thing down from time to time. Even if just when you go to refill your coffee cup or take your morning poop etc (yeah I know guys that take their iPad with them during that and gross)
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Old Mar 31, 2013, 11:31 AM   #32
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if you are holding your iPad a lot in 1 hand, perhaps an iPad Mini would be better suited for your needs.

when i had an iPad Mini (briefly) it was so easy to read magazines with just 1 hand which was nearly impossible with the iPad 3 without having to adjust at least once or twice per article. i couldn't deal with the lack of a Retina screen so i went back to an iPad 3 refurb, but i do still miss the light weight feel of the iPad Mini

give the Mini a try - it might be worth a shot.

As the doctor said, "If it hurts when you do that, don't do it" LOL
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Old Mar 31, 2013, 02:38 PM   #33
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Do some finger gym it works. A few mins a day is enough.






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Old Jun 8, 2013, 09:49 AM   #34
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I have this exact same pain. Lately it has become specially painful. I am a college professor and I use my iPad a lot during my lectures for my notes. When i'm at the podium this works wonderfully, but then as i step over to the whiteboard, i end up holding the iPad one handledly for extended periods of time. Some days this can be up to 3 or 4 hours, as i teach various classes. At first i hadnt pin pointed the reason, but now i notice the pain is particularly pressing while holding the iPad on my left hand.

Im gonna head over and see a Doctor about the pain, if anyone else does the same please report back. It might even turn out the iPad is not to blame.
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Old Jun 8, 2013, 10:03 AM   #35
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My Doctor is treating my left hand for Arthritis and said holding the ipad might have advanced or trigged the Arthritis ! I've never had any pain before in my hand before holding the ipad for a few months with 2-3 fingers in left hand, Im very sad I can't do this anymore.

I thought it was carpal tunnel and had the symtoms and almost alike ! Either way I'm in very bad pain still and can't take a shot of cortison because it might affect future treatments and no pain killers help this !
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Old Jun 8, 2013, 11:49 AM   #36
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I have this exact same pain. Lately it has become specially painful. I am a college professor and I use my iPad a lot during my lectures for my notes. When i'm at the podium this works wonderfully, but then as i step over to the whiteboard, i end up holding the iPad one handledly for extended periods of time. Some days this can be up to 3 or 4 hours, as i teach various classes. At first i hadnt pin pointed the reason, but now i notice the pain is particularly pressing while holding the iPad on my left hand.

Im gonna head over and see a Doctor about the pain, if anyone else does the same please report back. It might even turn out the iPad is not to blame.
Hold any sort of weight in a fixed position for 3-4 hours and your body will let you know how it feels. I'd try getting a mini or just using your phone instead.
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Old Jun 8, 2013, 02:21 PM   #37
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Im gonna head over and see a Doctor about the pain, if anyone else does the same please report back. It might even turn out the iPad is not to blame.
It probably is the iPad. Especially if you are holding it steady to read/write on it. Your muscles are constantly straining to hold it still and you can get a repetitive stress condition even from that if it happens enough
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Old Jun 8, 2013, 06:33 PM   #38
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Get the ipad mini
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