I've often considered the fingerless glove bit during the winter here. Each of us gals in the office has our own personal space heater, but the fingers still get cold alot.
Taking breaks is often hard to do. You get so engrossed in your work and meeting deadlines that you forget to get up once in a while.
Cut back on games and chatting? That would mean less time at TR!
Here is more updated information than what seems to be in the article on posture/keyboard.
Repetitive stress injuries can come from many causes. Other factors should also be considered as contributing to stress in all cases. Being overweight or pregnant or having high stress levels in general can certainly take a toll on certain joints. Once you have been diagnosed with repetitive stress injury, all of these factors must be taken into consideration before the most effective course of treatment can be prescribed by your doctor.
Just had an operation for it. The Cubit Tunnel is in your elbow and surroundss the nerve bundle that controls your hand. When you bump it good your hand goes numb, often reffered to as "the funnybone". Try not to let your elbows sit on your desktop when typing it can damage the tunnel and cause numbness and cramping in your hands. In my case the Ulnar nerve was affected causing complete lack of feeling in the pinky and ring finger. Best part is the cure (surgery) is worse than the syndrome!
I find it helps to occasionally move the mouse from one hand to the other. I have also found that switching the buttons when the mouse is on the left annoys most people
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