| ||Ask HN: Avoiding carpal tunnel / repetitive stress injuries|
14 points by wensing on June 23, 2008 | hide | past | web | favorite | 43 comments |
|I'm 26 and have been hitting keys since I was 6 or 7. For the first time in 20 years I now have a burning pain in my right hand and wrist. I think it has a lot to do with my mouse. I've switched to an ergonomic keyboard, and have also begun using a keyboard tray, placing it low enough so that my shoulders are relaxed when I work. But the pain persists. MacSpeech Dictate has pretty sweet accuracy and can replace typing for IM conversations and email, but I still have to type to code.|
What are any of you doing to prevent such injuries? Do you think about the possibility? I have a feeling it could end up being something of an 'unexpected' pandemic (three co-workers of similar age have also begun to see their first symptoms).
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