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Can I use a foot pedal to send mouse clicks and/or modifier keys ergonomically?

RSI refers to Repetitive Stress Injury. You see the word 'repetitive' there? So, it has to come with anything that you repeatedly do. No matter wrist, ankle, elbow, knee! But then, if you think a ...
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Do vertical mice cause less stress on the hand, wrist and arm than traditional mice?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on a nerve (median nerve) going through your wrist. {1} Pressure or swelling of the ...
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How can I sit ergonomically on the floor when using a low table?

There are a few tricks which can make the cross-legged position comfortable: Sitting more "crossy" - if you are not flexible enough to align your heels one in front of another, cross your ankles or ...
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Exercise Ball Vs. Desk Chair

There are actually studies about sitting in a regular chair vs. an exercise ball. Here and here for example. Neither seems to show net benefits. The limitations of both studies are small sample size ...
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Which type of chair is best to avoid back pain?

I can share my personal experience with you. I'm a 31 year old guy with a sedentary job where I need to spend hours on my computer. I developed lower back pain around 6-7 years ago and more recently ...
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Using X-ray to diagnose unilateral chronic neck and/or shoulder pain from decades of computer work

Yes, many physicians will be very prone to use X-ray or MRI to diagnose one-sided shoulder pain in an otherwise healthy person, but not necessary as the first thing. There is a variety of physical ...
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Unilateral shoulder injuries due to decades of working in front of a computer

The differential diagnosis of a unilateral shoulder pain associated with computer work: Mouse shoulder due to inappropriate arm position during working with a computer mouse (CCOHS, Acta Inform Med) ...
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is there evidence that determines the appropriate amount of standing time in a day?

Aren't you in luck, I asked a very similar question over in physical fitness SE: https://fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/31109/how-effective-are-standing-desks Here is the top answer: A ...
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Piano bank healthy for computer work?

First, congrats on actually being more comfortable sitting up-right. I've yet to master the talent. In short, I can't say the relation between old piano players in great health is directly related ...
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