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What type of keyboard is used in order to avoid wrist or hand injury?

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Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Ergonomic

The best way to avoid wrist strain, injury, or carpal tunnel syndrome if you spend extended periods of time in front of the computer is frequent breaks and stretching.
You can also try an ergonomic keyboard. They have the same layout as most keyboards, but they're split in half and angled to allow for more comfortable wrist position.

In brief: Ergonomic

The best way to avoid wrist strain, injury, or carpal tunnel syndrome if you spend extended periods of time in front of the computer is frequent breaks and stretching.
You can also try an ergonomic keyboard. They have the same layout as most keyboards, but they're split in half and angled to allow for more comfortable wrist position.
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Dr. Judy Orton
Consider using a wrist rest - small cushion in front of keyboard or mouse. You can find them in any store with computer supplies.
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Straight wrists

Elbows bent 90 degrees.
Wrists straight. Lots of options! check here for more info: http://www.Apple.Com/about/ergonomics/upsol.Html no matter how spiffy your keyboard is, you should take breaks, do something else [stretch!] every 15 minutes. Some folks set timers on their keyboard. Computers are cool but don't let your body get knotted up. Good luck!

In brief: Straight wrists

Elbows bent 90 degrees.
Wrists straight. Lots of options! check here for more info: http://www.Apple.Com/about/ergonomics/upsol.Html no matter how spiffy your keyboard is, you should take breaks, do something else [stretch!] every 15 minutes. Some folks set timers on their keyboard. Computers are cool but don't let your body get knotted up. Good luck!
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Hand Injury keyboard

Keyboards are like shoes or matresses.
Trying them on or recommending one for someone based on what works for most is not beneficial. Go to the store and try it out but living with one for a few weeks is really what is needed. There are ergonomic guidleines but dont rigidly follow them.

In brief: Hand Injury keyboard

Keyboards are like shoes or matresses.
Trying them on or recommending one for someone based on what works for most is not beneficial. Go to the store and try it out but living with one for a few weeks is really what is needed. There are ergonomic guidleines but dont rigidly follow them.
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