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Useful Related Links

http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/cumousetips.html
Ten Tips for Using a Computer Mouse
Valuable advice from Cornell University Ergonomics Web including: "The base of the palm of the hand is the part of the body designed to support the hand when resting on a surface."

http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/ergoguide.html
Ergonomic Guidelines for Arranging a Computer Workstation - 10 Steps for Users
Detailed advice on setting up a workstation - why you should avoid soft and squishy wrist rests and why some wrist rests can increase pressure in the carpal tunnel.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/crr_htm/2002/crr02417.htm
Links to an excellent movie showing movement of the median nerve
Please note that the image is shown inverted with the palm uppermost.
Full details of the study are also available on this site. The use of ultrasound imaging to demonstrate reduced movement of the median nerve during wrist flexion in patients with non-specific arm pain. J. GREENING, B. LYNN, R. LEARY, L. WARREN, P. O'HIGGINS, M. HALL-CRAGGS.

http://www.tifaq.com
Typing Injury FAQ website.
Probably the best place to start finding out about wrist pain, RSI, CTS, CTD and Work-Related Upper Limb Disorders. Good links to other related sites.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg36.pdf
Health and Safety Executive (UK)
Free Leaflet Guidance on Display Screen Equipment (PDF)

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/support/ergonomic-comfort
Excellent guide to healthy computing from Microsoft®.

http://www.albionresearch.com/astopnow/
StopNow! - software which reminds PC users to take regular rest breaks.

http://www.ergonomictimes.com
Ergonomic Times - articles on computer-related injuries and ergonomics.

National Press

Daily Telegraph
"Overuse of the fingers with a bent wrist can lead to inflammation of the protective tendon sheath and the risk of repetitive strain injury. Another potential risk is carpal tunnel syndrome, which triggers painful tingling in three of four fingers – usually at night. This nifty gadget worked first time for me and I became an instant fan; it moves easily about the mousemat and I am glad my niggling pain did not have time to get worse."

Testimonials

Simon (Web Developer)
Biznet-Solutions.com
:
"Before I started using the MouseBean Hand Rest I was coming home from work with sore hands/wrists and a weakened forearm. The day I started using this device I started to notice the change; now the pain has gone in my mousing hand and work is no longer painful. Every mouse should be equipped with one of these amazing pieces of equipment."

Tips for Safer Working

Take regular breaks. Short breaks, even for a few seconds, can help to reduce the risk of some types of cumulative trauma. If you work under pressure and find it hard to remember to take a break, then download and install a simple Rest Break Timer (see our links page). You'll soon grow to enjoy a quick stretch every so often and the minor interruption is a very small price to pay for feeling more relaxed.

Sit Properly. Get yourself a good chair and make sure it is properly adjusted to suit your body height and desk height. Your elbows should be about level with the desk and you should have plenty of leg room to avoid static postures.

We're Listening

Please with your experiences. We are always interested to hear your views on computer-related problems, especially in the hand, wrist and arm.

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