Reduce Pain with an ergonomic mouse
There’s every likelihood that you’re reading this page because you already suffer from pain caused by conditions such as RSI, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, Bursitis and more.
It is estimated that up to 200,000 people suffer from these types of work-related injury in the UK alone, and that the associated lost working hours are in the region of 3 million plus per year. It is quite natural that you will be looking at ways to help alleviate symptoms of these conditions whilst using your computer, and to improve your performance at work.
If you are a regular or long term computer user, then it’s important that you make sure that your computer workstation is optimised to offer you the greatest amount of comfort possible. Your employer should offer you a full DSE (Display Screen Equipment) assessment to make sure that you are able to work comfortably and safely at your workstation. This assessment will cover many different aspects of your workspace, including your desk, chair, correct positioning of your monitor and even possibly recommending a specialist keyboard and mouse.
Even with this level of support, it is still very easy to overlook the role of the humble computer mouse, the use of which is sometimes linked to potential health problems caused by overreaching, awkward gripping and overuse of your favoured arm. RollerMouse is one such device that, when used regularly, especially in combination with an ergonomic workstation, can help alleviate pain caused by RSI type conditions, and hopefully address the problems that this can cause through lost hours in the workplace.
Find out more about UK DSE regulations here.
Take a look at ‘Working with Display Screen Equipment’ here.