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  • #36929

    [private user]
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    Assuming that one cannot simply use the nondominant hand to mouse, what style mouse is recommended for use if one has this "thumb tendonitis"?

    #38995

    [private user]
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    I have had luck with the VerticalMouse by Evoluent.  But the user still has to be "trained" not to use the thumb to grip just rest their fingers on the mouse and move the mouse with small arm movements.

    #39044

    julescg
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    This is difficult to manage with the dominant hand, and although the thumb needs to be used for clicking, the cylindral roll marble mouse at least gives the option of a rest for the palmar area and positions the wrist comfortably to use the 2-3 digits and creates more of a balance between the thumb.  I think whats important to remember is whatever mouse you use, the forearm also has to be supported in a functional position, to unweigh the whole upper limb.  Julescg

    #39211

    kshanfield
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    A trackball, especially those with the bigger balls like a Kensington Expert Mouse, would allow one to not have to use the thumb at all.  It also may be helpful to switch the buttons on the trackball, so that the left click is on the right.  To do this in Windows, just go to Control Panel, then to Mouse, then to Button Configuration.  

    The Kensington Expert Mouse has 4 buttons that can be configured however you want.  Good luck!
    Kathleen

    #39062

    [private user]
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    I have found the Cirque Power Cat Touch pad mouse eliminates thumb use in these types of situations.
    Good luck
    Charlene

    #39072

    [private user]
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    I would recommend the Easy Cat instead. It is smaller than the power cat and less likely to encourage gripping or thumb clicking. Both Cats can be held at any angle and location, reducing ulnar deviation and shoulder extension. People can learn to use these in many different ways. also great for notebook use, travelling, and lectures. (I recommend this professioanlly and use it as a long-time deQ sufferer.)

    #39075

    JB
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    Good morning everybody,

    In full agreement and have found great success with the recommendation for the Evoluent vertical mouse.  I feel so strongly about this application.  Let’s discuss…..everybody place their elbows at their sides with arms flexed at 90 degrees and wrists in neutral (thumbs up position).  Now rotate hands so knuckles are facing up (pronated)……Can we all agree that this is an end range of elbow pronation?  This is a posture that we should be avoiding for sustained or repetitive periods….it just so happens that this is also the posture required of the traditional mouse.

    Check out the evoluent mouse and note the difference: http://www.evoluent.ca
    I am not a salesman for the product, just an advocate.

    Kind Regards,

    John BragdonRegards,

    John Bragdon, BSc. Kin, CK(OKA)

    PRO-ACTIVE Injury Rehabilitation Centre

    800 Princess St, Suite 400

    Kingston ON

    #39084

    storeadmin
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    Hi All:

    There are several variations of the  Vertical Mouse, all of which are available in the Ergobuyer Catalog Store:

    Vertical Mouse 3 Wireless:
    https://ergoweb.com/ergobuyer/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=125

    Vertical Mouse 3 rev 2:
    https://ergoweb.com/ergobuyer/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=85

    Vertical Mouse 2 for Lefties
    https://ergoweb.com/ergobuyer/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1

    Ergobuyer®
    Only effective, reliable, ergonomically designed products, satisfaction guaranteed.

    #39119

    [private user]
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    I had suffered from DeQuervain for so many years since 2002. I tried Trackball, touchpad, pen mouse, etc. but the pain was recurrent finally. I have been practising ergo principles to setup my workstation, take regular break, etc that we all know the principles of working with computer. 

    I have been using Trackbar Emotion for more than a year and I never feel pain again. Have a look of this excellent product. It solved my problem.

    http://www.eurooffice.com/trackbar.html

    Take care.

    #39121

    storeadmin
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    Hi All:

    The Trackbar Emotion is available in the Ergobuyer Catalog Store:

    https://ergoweb.com/ergobuyer/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=123

    Ergobuyer®
    Only effective, reliable, ergonomically designed products, satisfaction guaranteed.

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