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Computer Mouse

So I need a new mouse at work as my fingers / hands / wrists really don’t like my regular mouse anymore, so I’ve been told I can get a more suitable mouse.

I’ve read online recommendations but would love to know what good / bad experiences anyone has had with either a handshoe mouse or penguin / upright mouse as these seem to be the ones recommended but they are quite different to each other and I don’t think I have any chance of trying any out before deciding.

Thanks in advance 😃

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Hi I use an ergonomic mouse where your hand/wrist is in a natural position (possibly handshoe type?) really helped me especially when hand/wrist is bad. I’m sure if you buy online or a well known store and you can’t get on with it you can get a refund. Good luck

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Hi I’ve had an ergonomic mouse set up for me at work. Has helped a lot as had the same problem as you.

Work arranged access to work to advise on equipment. We are about to move office I wonder whether I should have another assessment.

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I use the Logitech M570 wireless trackball mouse and it’s marvellous!

I also use an ergonomic split keyboard which is great too.

If I use a normal keyboard & mouse after a few minutes it really hurts again.

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I get pains in my fingers and wrists, so I swapped about seven years ago to a penguin mouse and it is excellent. Stops your fingers and wrist moving so much. I wish I had paid for the Bluetooth one as it isn’t much more. I have recently also got Dragon Voice automation software, and that seems very responsive and easy to use.

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Work provided a roller mouse but when I changed jobs bought my own. About £200 but worth every penny as you don't need to click a mouse and can use with other fingers and thumbs. I gave sausage fingers and wrist pain

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When i was working my company paid for a pro roller mouse as recommended by a private physiotherapist. It does take a little time to get used to using but well worth it.

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Thanks everyone- I’m in negotiations! Why are these things never easy! IT can’t order anything until OH tells them what to order. Just trying to find out available options! 😃

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Some additional perspectives, TTCC, that might be of use: 'Ergonomic mice?' healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... (Merely a few more thoughts/ ideas.)

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My contributions to that post at that time:

Provided you've some rotation in thumb & are able to gently press downward with fingers, Julia2009, a Track Ball Mouse may be a type you'd like to see & test:

🖲 cdn.totalcomputersusa.com/b...

🖲 en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil...

(They have both right- & left-handed mice. ✋️🤚 🐭🐭)

Fully agree with earthwitch, you really need to test it with your own hand ✋️ .

So much depends on what's comfortable for your particular hand -- it's range of motion, comfort . . . 👍

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If within reasonable range of your location (?): RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) Showroom: rsi-shop.co.uk/showrooms.asp

Ergonomic 🐭🐭 on their website : rsi-shop.co.uk/browse_categ...

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