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How important is a wrist rest for a keyboard?
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Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Focus on Ergonomics
The main reason to use a wrist brace is to keep your wrist and hand flat.
Angulation of the wrist upwards and downwards on a continuous basis causes strain on the nerves passing through the wrist and may result in carpal tunnel syndrome. So what is more important is to have a proper seating and desk that avoids this angulation. Read more about better ergonomics.

In brief: Focus on Ergonomics
The main reason to use a wrist brace is to keep your wrist and hand flat.
Angulation of the wrist upwards and downwards on a continuous basis causes strain on the nerves passing through the wrist and may result in carpal tunnel syndrome. So what is more important is to have a proper seating and desk that avoids this angulation. Read more about better ergonomics.
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pretty important
If you are doing prolonged typing you should rest your wrists or forearms.
When you hold your wrists and muscles in one position that can put pressure on the nerves and cause pain.

In brief: Pretty important
If you are doing prolonged typing you should rest your wrists or forearms.
When you hold your wrists and muscles in one position that can put pressure on the nerves and cause pain.
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross
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