This Helped Someone's Carpal-tunnel Go Away

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Lorica, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. Lorica macrumors newbie

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    Hi - I just like to pass on helpful ideas. The URl is tricky getting onto here, but if you go to Google and type in "Joel May My Carpal-Tunnel solution" you will see how the man has positioned his keyboard and his Wacom tablet so that he uses them standing up. He says this made his carpal tunnel go away. I am definitely planning to try his solution myself, though I admit I have not had the time to set things up like that yet.
    His ideas make sense to me based on body positioning.
     
  2. briantology macrumors 6502

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    That's pretty cool, but I don't think I could stand still for more than 2 hours.
     
  3. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using a Powerball to help with the RSI and Carpel Tunnel..

    www.powerballs.com

    Fun and very effective.
     
  4. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    I use my computer underwater.
    Sealing up all the cracks is a pain but it's worth it.
    :cool:
     
  5. Lorica thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi DX - Never heard of a power ball before. If you dont' mind, when you say "very effective" could you give details, like: used to need a hand brace but now are pain free, or whatever. Are those gadgets easy to operate? I am not very athletic (though I do exercise daily) and certainly not impressively technologically gifted.
     
  6. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    It puts a force in your hand.. you can control it by slowly moving your wrist around. It strengthens your forearms and after doing it for a few weeks I've noticed a big improvement in my wrists feeling better.

    They don't take a lot of athletic ability, it's more of a coordination thing. Practice makes perfect.

    One noticable improvement besides strength is my wrists no longer "click" when I move them. To me. Worth the $40 or ~$50 if you buy from the website.
     
  7. Lorica thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dx - Thanks Much. I Think I Will Give One A Try.
     
  8. JAT macrumors 603

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    Or you could just use a Kensington Expert Mouse trackball to prevent carpal problems.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I Google'd that, and the only result was this thread. And idiot me, I clicked on it, and ended up back here. :D

    I do use my iBook and iMac standing up sometimes at home. They're on top of a low bookshelf, like this:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    I have a Powerball as well, they're good fun. Didn't know they had any affect on carpal tunnel, i guess thats's a bonus
     
  11. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    You could also buy a Evoluent mouse, all the buttons are on the side instead of being ontop. Forces you to hold your mouse like a beer glass.
     
  12. aricher macrumors 68020

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    Holding a beer glass can help my carpal-tunnel? Awesome. Thanks for the tip!
     
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  14. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    http://www.evoluent.com/
     

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