No keyboard stands! The use of sloped keyboards or keyboard stands (the little legs on the bottom of keyboards) requires that we type with our wrists bent up, rather than in a resting/neutral state (wrist extension). This posture, aside from increasing pressure through the carpal tunnel, demands constant activation of the extensor muscles of the forearm which can result in pain, tendinitis and other problems. (more…)

A Thumb (Finger) Mouse

Referred to as a “finger mouse” or “thumb mouse”, this device is a good alternative to the traditional mouse for those with shoulder conditions as it allows you to operate the mouse with the shoulder in a neutral ‘resting’ posture.

Additionally, the mouse allows the forearm (45 degrees of pronation), wrist and fingers to maintain a neutral “resting” position. Thus, the risk of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndome (CTS) is likely to be reduced, and/or the symptoms of CTS reduced. (more…)