[Chicago] trying to find old post on wrist therapy for RSI

Jon Sudlow jsudlow at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 21:24:47 CET 2013


I agree with Lance, I have a raised gel pad on my mouse pad, same thing for
the keyboard and can attest they work well.


On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 2:14 PM, Lance Hassan <lance at roytalman.com> wrote:

> Well in all cases be careful and really, you should see a PT or doctor…RSI
> covers a lot of ground and the problems can come from anywhere from the
> neck down through your elbow to your wrist and hands. The exercise
> suggestions are excellent. Interestingly enough I am/was having problems
> and switched to a Trackball (Logitech) and it almost immediately got much
> worse…talked to a PT and she sort of gave me one of those “well duh” looks
> and said a good mouse was a better choice…also what helps are a mouse pad
> with a raised gel palm rest, likewise for the keyboard.  ****
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> *From:* Chicago [mailto:chicago-bounces+lance=roytalman.com at python.org] *On
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> *Sent:* Thursday, February 28, 2013 1:24 PM
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> Consider a track ball instead of a mouse.  Since my father was an
> electronics engineer and had problems, I grew up using one.  I was at a
> position for a while where I only had access to a mouse and I noticed that
> it was harder on my wrist.  For me logitech makes a great wireless one with
> a thumb ball but you might stop by a best buy to see if a thumb scroll or a
> center ball is better for you.  It'll take a little bit to get used to it
> but it might be worth it.  ****
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> Also see about turning up the sensitivity on your control tool (mouse or
> track ball) so that small motions move the cursor further.****
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> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:39 PM, Daniel Peters <danieltpeters at gmail.com>
> wrote:****
>
> Coding by voice would be *amazing.  *Thanks everybody, I tried the
> exercises from the first link I've set a timer to force me to take off time
> every hour on the hour.  Very, very much appreciated.****
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> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 9:01 AM, sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:**
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> On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 9:21 PM, Daniel Peters <danieltpeters at gmail.com>
> wrote:****
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> > if anyone could dredge it up.....?  Or simply re-comment? I tried
> searching
> > through my archive but can't seem to find it......****
>
> this came up in another mailing list recently, and here's a recap of
> the discussion re books, hardware, software, and an upcoming talk at
> pycon where you could possibly get advice on using voice for coding
>
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> http://www.amazon.com/Its-Carpal-Tunnel-Syndrome-Professionals/dp/0965510999/
>
> http://www.amazon.com/Conquering-Carpal-Syndrome-Repetitive-Injuries/dp/1572240393
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> http://www.amazon.com/Trigger-Point-Therapy-Workbook-Self-Treatment/dp/1572243759
>
> http://www.workrave.org/
> http://tech.inhelsinki.nl/antirsi/
>
> hardware
> http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/advantage.htm
> http://www.datahand.com/
> http://www.logitech.com/en-hk/product/156?crid=8
>
> dictation stuff
>
> http://www.nuance.com/for-individuals/by-product/dragon-for-mac/dragon-dictate/index.htm
> http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/VoiceCoder/ community
>
>
> Using Python to Code by Voice
> @tavisrudd kk
> https://us.pycon.org/2013/schedule/presentation/43/
>
> [...] Two years ago I developed a case of Emacs Pinkie (RSI) so severe
> my hands went numb and I could no longer type or work. Desperate, I
> tried voice recognition. At first programming with it was painfully
> slow but, as I couldn’t type, I persevered. After several months of
> vocab tweaking and duct-tape coding in Python and Emacs Lisp, I had a
> system that enabled me to code faster and more efficiently by voice
> than I ever had by hand. [...]
>
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