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Numbness in your Hand from your Computer Mouse?

Here's what you need to know...

Prolonged use of your computer mouse, can lead to the onset of a repetitive strain injury (RSI). RSI is the most common injury for office workers, and if left untreated, can develop into a debilitating condition. Early signs of RSI include:

  • Pins and needles in your fingers and/or hand

  • Numbness or tingling sensation in the fingers and hand

  • Other symptoms may include waking up at night with pain in the wrist or a loss of grip strength.

So what can you do?

We recommend you firstly consult with your GP and a Physiotherapist or Hand Therapist. Seeking medical advice and treatment will help speed up your recovery. Once you have consulted with your GP and a Physiotherapist, it is important to review your workstation to ensure it is appropriately setup and not causing you any aggravation of your symptoms.

You can also follow these simple steps below to make sure your workstation and equipment are best setup to minimise RSI:

  • Keep your mouse as close to your body and keyboard as possible

  • Try using your non dominate hand to operate your computer mouse. This will give your dominate hand a rest break and will help evenly share the repetitive nature of using a computer mouse

  • Try to use your whole arm to operate your mouse, rather then just moving your hand and wrist   

  • Take regular rest breaks, 5 - 10 minutes every hour   

  • Switch your traditional mouse for a vertical ergonomic mouse

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The Step by Step Guide to Good Ergonomics

Simple steps you can take to improve your posture and overall comfort.

We've compiled an 18 Page - Step by Step Guide to Good Ergonomics to help you learn how to solve your aches and pains through correct ergonomic workstation setup. Using this self help guide you will learn how to setup your workstation / desk with the best ergonomics and also how to solve common ergonomic related aches and pains (e.g. neck pain, back pain, wrist pain, shoulder pain etc.)

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How to Pick the Right Ergonomic Mouse

A simple guide to help you make the right choice.

With so many unique and wonderfully designed products now on the market, choosing the right computer mouse for you, may not be an easy decision. To help you make the best choice for your specific aches, pains or discomfort, we've created a simple guide to help you pick the right vertical mouse for your symptoms and needs. 

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