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Viitalahde

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A good wireless mouse?
« on: September 16, 2011, 12:36:02 pm »

After I pounded in a couple of hundred of 150cm steel rods into the ground (one handed with a sledge hammer, was building a sheep fence), I think I developed a condition of lateral epicondyliti - tennis elbow.

My right arm is pretty screwed up, and it seems my current mouse is ergonomically terrible. I need a new one so I can cure the arm for good.

Any suggestions?
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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 01:06:05 pm »

I'm pretty happy with my Logitech wireless trackball.  The thumb portion does take a bit getting used to, but once you have the trackball placed where you like, it's pretty comfortable.  http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0351635
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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 03:52:39 pm »

Trying to break Bill Roberts' record for ground rods?

Anyway, I hate trackballs, and having suffered from lateral epicondylitis before myself, can only envision them making it worse.

I really like the Logitech laser (MX) mouse. Ergonomic, responsive, well-featured.

BTW, my brother, who is a tennis dork, made me a very helpful video a couple of years ago, with some simple exercises and stretching routines that helped me with my elbow ... email me and I'll send it to you, if you're interested.

Handshakes and doorknobs are not your friend right now, eh?

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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 04:22:46 pm »

Anyway, I hate trackballs, and having suffered from lateral epicondylitis before myself, can only envision them making it worse.

I really like the Logitech laser (MX) mouse. Ergonomic, responsive, well-featured.


-Dave

Being that I never had lateral epicondylitis, I would probably take Dave's advice (If I were in your shoes). 
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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 05:56:59 pm »

In the Mac world, I've actually really been enjoying the new Magic Mouse with some additional gestures via 3rd party app.

It's like a mouse and trackpad in one. I was a Kensington pro track ball guy for 10 years or so, and I'm really liking this test drive of the Magic Mouse.

My wife likes the Magic Trackpad.


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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011, 10:04:20 pm »

A few suggestions...

To take some work off your mouse-hand:
-Learn as many quick-key combo's as you can
-Get yourself an X-Keys controller (they're awesome!)

To help with the elbow:
-Get yourself a set of the Thera-Band Flexbars.
-Do your exercises!
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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2011, 11:52:54 pm »

Been there, done that (weightlifting)...

First, lose the mouse, get a trackball - awkward at first, but it helps immobilize the arm.

Second, pick up something like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00267SFW0 (they're awesome, you won't believe how much they help)

Last: lots of anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen) and rest - it's an irritated tendon and will often take a LONG time to heal (read: months) as it's used constantly whether you realize it or not.

Be aggressive in how you treat it and you'll be fine - shortcuts will lead to this being a long term issue.
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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2011, 05:50:33 am »

Deep tissue massage.

Trackball.

Stretching or other flexibility exercise.

These keep me running.

JT
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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2011, 11:49:31 am »

Trackball here, too.  Stretching and warm up good.
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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2011, 04:01:22 pm »

Been very happy with my Apple Magic Mouse.
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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2011, 07:32:51 am »

Similar problem here when I had to hand excavate a six in deep - four inch wide - 8 foot long trench in solid concrete to get to my heating pipes buried in the ground. I did it with a chisel and a two pound sledge. Not fun! The contractor quoted me an astronomical price which I could not afford. I had "tennis elbow" for about a year afterwards. I too like the mice that have been suggested. I also have no problems with track balls. The new track pad from MAC looks interesting http://www.apple.com/magictrackpad/. If you want to go completely away from a mouse look at this http://naturalpoint.com/smartnav/

Best of luck!
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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2011, 05:50:25 pm »

Also, jiggling a pair of tai chi balls for a few minutes a day can be very relaxing to those stressed tendons.

I've got a pair just like these, that I'm jiggling at the moment, after a few hours of strenuous yard work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdOCDf6Hx9Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Cheers, JT
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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2011, 07:51:39 pm »

Good acupuncture and homeopathic remedies such as "arnica montana" and also comfrey can work miracles for such injuries.


Brad


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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2011, 08:36:26 pm »

We went through a phase of dipping our hands and wrists in hot wax as well, feels really good.

Yeah I'm also a geek for this alternative stuff.  JT
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Re: A good wireless mouse?
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2011, 09:21:46 pm »

We went through a phase of dipping our hands and wrists in hot wax as well, feels really good.
I wouldn't try that with the "Tai Chi" balls......
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