iPad iPad Air is giving me arthritis

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  1. KhunJay macrumors regular

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    Yes its light and a great device and i use it without any case or guard.

    But im getting cramped fingers from holding it ....i use it for abt 30 min and my fingers get locked and painful...lol.

    Anyone else have the same problem and did you manage to overcome it?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    How are you holding it, exactly? I don't think I actually hold my iPad, I mostly rest it on my lap.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    LOL! A device can't give you arthritis. Holding an iPad won't give you RSI or CTS, either, unless you're holding it in an odd position. ("You're holding it wrong!") I do have arthritis in my hands and CTS, and using an iPad gives me relief, compared to working so much on the computer keyboard.
     
  5. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I seat mine in a basic stand which then sits on my legs whilst at home.
     
  6. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    My wife has the iRest from Rain design. Is that the one? Anyway OP that might be your answer.
     
  7. braddick macrumors 68040

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    On Ask.com the same question came up and the popular answer was to use your feet.
     
  8. easy-peasy macrumors regular

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    I hope the OP never has to hold a book or bring in groceries.

    p.s. you could get a keyboard stand (like the Logitech ultrathin BT keyboard) so you don't have to hold the iPad up.
     
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  10. plusnq macrumors member

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    That would be where the iPad has the inflammation?
     
  11. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    I had the same issue so I went with a rMini. The rMini was a big improvement for my wrist and fingers. Unfortunately my eyes aren't so happy now. God I'm getting old.
     
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  13. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I find that folding the Smart Cover into a triangle and putting it behind my Mini makes it more comfortable to hold.
     
  14. KhunJay thread starter macrumors regular

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    I try to rest it on my lap now and it helps a bit.
     
  15. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    "You're holding it wrong"

    Sometimes I get iPad fatigue holding my Mini. But I think it has to do with me gripping at it tightly since its slippery and light.
     
  16. Badrottie Suspended

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    That's good...I always use it on my lap or on the table. :apple:
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    Try to build up your forearm muscles and take breaks - it sounds like RSI to this anonymous untrained internet person.
     

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