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Daniel_R says
It’s called repetitive strain injury – injured my hand for 3 weeks after attempting to play all songs on Guitar Hero Metalica (true story) thought I had carpal tunnel syndrome but after like a month my hand was back to normal LOL … damn you Metalica and your complicated riffs. Solution: take a break every 45 min if you doing something repitive with your hands like typing, using a mouse, guitar hero etc…. maybe start smoking so you’ll have something to do every 45 mins ;)

good advice…

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jonathan01 says

you may also look in to a new desk or chair – height and seat position play a lot when it comes to strain on your arm – if you have an adjustable chair try moving it up a little so your arm is in a more natural downward position rather than elevating it to the table / desk surface.

Over 9 years of working for myself at a computer for 15+ hrs per day I have come to realize that a height adjustable chair with good back support – a decent desk and I even purchased a – HoMedics back and neck massager – is worth every penny!

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Chuckanucka says

I had a similar problem, with all sort of pains from long hours at the computer, here is what i did:

- joined a gym & bought a mountain bike
- invested in a good chair (herman miller mirra)
- bought a better monitor, tablet and pen
- forced myself to take regular breaks
- stopped eating my lunch at my desk
- read up on how to sit correctly at a desk.

Now I have no pain at all. I think the best thing was the chair, you can adjust everything on it and it makes it pretty impossible to slouch.

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VF says

I do use a chair similar to this and never had problems (the hand support is almost parallel to mouse/keyboard position). Ofcourse, due to working from my home, I can never sit more than 2 hours in one place which saves eyes, hands and everything.

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digitalscience says
I do use a chair similar to this and never had problems (the hand support is almost parallel to mouse/keyboard position). Ofcourse, due to working from my home, I can never sit more than 2 hours in one place which saves eyes, hands and everything.

Nice! do you work outside by the swimming pool? lol :D

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VF says
Nice! do you work outside by the swimming pool? lol :D

I never seen a swimming pool except through cinema/TV :D

Edit: wait… I was there once when I went to a themepark :D

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1Wolf1 says

Good advice is to align the arm rests of your chair with your desktop, possibly add a footrest so your legs are in a perfect angle. Get a good chair. Use anti RSI software which reminds you of taking breaks and suggest some small exercises. A very good one is http://www.workpace.com/rsi-software-download/ Remove your mouse and get a pen and tablet. Use a powerball to strengthen your arms.

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ArikB says

Push ups on your fists…yeah it’s tough but it will strengthen your wrists AND get you into shape.

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celtathemes says

Some time ago I bought a nice chair for my office. It was a huge change, now I feel really comfortable when sitting in front of the computer.

I think that any desk/chair/mouse/keyboard that improves our comfort is always a good way of spending our earnings.

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patrickjansen says
I never seen a swimming pool except through cinema/TV :D
I see one every day when I look down from my balcony ;)
Life’s good, hehe
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