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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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Weakness in a finger (pianist)

Go see an orthopedic surgeon; it's not exactly the most classical story but you might have some form of carpal tunnel syndrome. In most cases in can be effectively treated with rest, painkillers and ...
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How to reduce repetitive strain injury

I actually did a study on this (pains relation to posture) providing ergonomic assessments and follow ups for office workers. Ideally you'd look something like this: http://www....
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How to reduce repetitive strain injury

When you have a laptop on your thighs and you type, the wrists are bent upwards (forcedly) more than when you have a laptop on the table (higher). Also, arms bent forward and without support can pose ...
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Does Apple’s Magic Trackpad put more stress on the hand, wrist and arm than a traditional mouse?

I have only anecdotal evidence; personally, I find the magic trackpad much better for most general purpose computing use and I believe it puts less strain on the whole lower arm structure. There are, ...
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