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Programming Hazards

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    koorb

    For years now (I am 21) I have clicky wrists, stiff fingers (occasionally) and swore tendons(occasionally), has anybodyelse had this?

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    Manip

    No. But I consume fish oil supplements to keep my joints healthier, use a natural keyboard and have a well set chair.

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    iStation

    Work smart, get ease!
    Smiley

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    rhm

    I get most pain from using the mouse.

    Spider Solitaire is a far greater threat to my health than programming.

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    Steve411

    koorb wrote:
    For years now (I am 21) I have clicky wrists, stiff fingers (occasionally) and swore tendons(occasionally), has anybodyelse had this?

    I do. Smiley

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    iStation

    rhm wrote:
    I get most pain from using the mouse.

    Spider Solitaire is a far greater threat to my health than programming.

    How about this one, if your eyes are ok?

    http://www.eyetechds.com/

    Smiley

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    ScanIAm

    koorb wrote:
    For years now (I am 21) I have clicky wrists, stiff fingers (occasionally) and swore tendons(occasionally), has anybodyelse had this?


    When was the last time you lifted some weights?  Or took an hour walk.  Or rode a bike through the woods?

    People aren't meant to sit in front of a computer for hours on end without some kind of relief.

    Plus, mountain bike for an hour and you'll think you got high.

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    blowdart

    koorb wrote:
    For years now (I am 21) I have clicky wrists, stiff fingers (occasionally) and swore tendons(occasionally), has anybodyelse had this?


    21? Baby Smiley I had arthritis in my wrists apparently, however changing the way I type and getting a gel wrist rest solved it all. Lift your wrists up.

    My main hazard is chain smoking when users change their darned minds.

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    Angus

    I am only 14 and starting to get this type of thing. This isn't a good sign, time to buy a better keyboard and mouse I suppose.

    Angus Higgins

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    iStation

    I wonder whether MS Hardware Labs have some healthy ergonomic input devices such as foot-mouse, foot-keyboard or eye-keyboard?
    Wink

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    koorb

    Ok I have ordered a splitkeyboard, starting to take codliveroil and I might try a coupple of other thing, will let you guys know how it goes if I see any significant change.

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    Harlequin

    LIke ScanIAm says, just hit the gym 3-5 times a week, even for an hour. Just sit there and ride the bike even, some places have a TV. I like to go around 9PM, then there is few people there and I can turn the TV to West Wing Smiley

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    ScanIAm

    One other thing, do you touch type?  I'm probably showing my age, but when I started working with computers, we weren't allowed to touch the keyboard until we'd passed 2 quarters of typing.  I thought it was stupid at first, but it really does pay off.  It isn't so much about the ability to type without looking at the keyboard, it's the hand and finger positioning. 

    I just wish I had Mavis Beacon when I was starting Smiley

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    Steve411

    ScanIAm wrote:
    One other thing, do you touch type?  I'm probably showing my age, but when I started working with computers, we weren't allowed to touch the keyboard until we'd passed 2 quarters of typing.  I thought it was stupid at first, but it really does pay off.  It isn't so much about the ability to type without looking at the keyboard, it's the hand and finger positioning. 

    I just wish I had Mavis Beacon when I was starting

    I don't touch type, stopped in 6th grade, when I first used a computer! Wink Funny thing, in response to someone elses comment, I go to the gym and must say got some muscle here and it doesn't help. I even have the gel wrist-rest on the mouse pad but it still does not help. It gets a lot worse if i use it, actually. Smiley You get pain on the tip of your fingers ever? Even your fingers in general? I do sometimes. Oh, and manip, fish is good, ain't it? Tongue Out

    I'll whoop anyones butt in basketball;
     - Steve

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    Sven Groot

    I can tell from personal experience that Aikido is a good way to loosen the joints and it helps against RSI.

    Too bad that doesn't work if you haven't been able to go Aikido because a friggin' tractor ran over your toe 5 months ago. Sad

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