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Mousing Tips for Common Mouse Injuries

Most of us spend a significant portion of our computer activity using the mouse as an interface.  Although typing excessively has been linked to carpal tunnel syndrome, recently I have been treating more tendinitis and nerve injuries caused by mousing activity rather than by keyboard use.  Using the mouse improperly can cause tendinitis at the wrist or at the elbow.  It can also cause a nerve compression in the forearm muscles known as radial tunnel syndrome.  Here are some tips that may help ease mousing pain.

Marji Hajic is an Occupational Therapist and a Certified Hand Therapist practicing at the Hand Therapy & Occupational Fitness Center in Santa Barbara, California. For more information on hand and upper extremity injuries, prevention and recovery, visit Hand Health Resources

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