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Weakness in a finger (pianist)

I'm a professional pianist and have been playing for eight years now. I recently noticed a problem in my left hand: if we enumerate the fingers consecutively, 1 beeing the thumb, my fourth finger is ...
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How to reduce repetitive strain injury

Since I am a software developer, I regularly to a lot of typing when I program. What would reduce the risk of getting RSI if breaks are not an option? Currently my setup is a laptop using the built ...
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RSI mostly due to keyboard or mouse?

As I am in the software industry, I am in a higher risk group to develop RSI (Repetitive strain injury), and thus I am taking measures to prevent this from happening. I keep a relatively good measure ...
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Does reducing the key travel distance in a keyboard help prevent computer users from getting repetitive strain injuries (RSI)?

The vast majority of desktop computer keyboards have around 4 mm of key travel distance, which is about twice longer than the key travel distance on most laptops (and flat keyboards a.k.a. thin ...
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What keyboard put the least strain on the epicondyles (elbow tendons)?

I wonder what keyboard put the least strain on the epicondyles (elbow tendons). There exist many keyboards that advertise themselves as being ergonomic, but often fail to provide more details as to ...
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Can adding o-rings in mechanical keyboards alleviate RSI?

I have read many claims from individuals that adding o-rings in mechanical keyboards alleviate RSI. The reasoning is that it allows shock absorption, which minimizes finger fatigue (e.g., according to ...
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Do vertical split-keyboards cause less stress on the hand, wrist and arm than traditional keyboards?

Vertical split-keyboards are often marketed as more ergonomics than traditional keyboards. Is that true? I am especially interested in stress on the epicondyles of the humerus. I am aware of the ...
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Do using trackballs put more stress on the hand, wrist and arm than a traditional mouse?

I have read and heard contradicting personal experiences on how good trackballs are to avoid RSI as they put more stress on the hand, wrist and arm than a traditional mouse. Do using trackballs put ...
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Can using a standing desk alleviate the pain of RSI (vs. a traditional sitting desk)?

I have read in some individual accounts that standing desks alleviate the pain of RSI (vs. a traditional sitting desk). Example: I kept my regular desk and decided to test standing at my desk as ...
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Does Apple’s Magic Trackpad put more stress on the hand, wrist and arm than a traditional mouse?

I have read and heard contradicting personal experiences on how much stress on the hand, wrist and arm Apple's Magic Trackpad put compared to a traditional mouse. E.g. http://softwareprototyping....
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Can mechanical keyboards alleviate the pain of RSI (vs. regular keyboards)?

I have read in some places that mechanical keyboards alleviate the pain of RSI (vs. regular keyboards). E.g.: http://techshift.net/5-reasons-why-you-should-buy-a-mechanical-keyboard/ 5 reasons ...
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Is swyping less RSI-prone than typing?

The two main kinds of silent input on a phone are swyping and typing. Is Swype less RSI-prone than typing? RSI = repetitive strain injury Swype = virtual keyboard for touchscreen smartphones and ...
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Can I use a foot pedal to send mouse clicks and/or modifier keys ergonomically?

When using computers, I often want to send more inputs than my keyboard can. I once tried to use a foot pedal (a.k.a. footswitch) to send mouse clicks and modifier keys, but it seemed to put a lot of ...