Does anybody here use an Ergonomic Keyboard?

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  1. LadyEagle

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    (you know, the kind where the letters have a split down the middle) - and if so, do you like it, was it hard to get used to, and would you recommend it for someone who is on the computer all day? Thanks for your help, I'm considering getting one. [​IMG]

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    Yes. I've been using ergonomic keyboards exclusively for about three years now.

    I like them very much and won't go back to a normal keyboard. In my profession, I type and use my mouse about 8 hours a day and a few years ago I started getting numbness in my hands by the end of the day (the first sign of carpal tunnel syndrome (sp?).

    When I realize what was going on, I went out and bought an ergonomic keyboard and mouse and haven't had any trouble since.

    The first day I used it, it was a little strange. I adapted very quickly though because my hand were in a more normal position.

    They are well worth the money and very easy to use.

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    I use one on my regular computer and a
    straight keyboard on the WebTV. Initiallly,
    it was difficult to get used to, difficult to
    bounce back and forth, but now, I don't even
    think about it.

    I am not on either computer long enough to
    consider or notice health benefits.
     
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    Oooh, thanks. Yeah, I've got the numbness & tingling even though I type with keyboard on my lap on a keyboard pad. And tennis elbow, too (according to doc). So probably should check out the ergonomic kind since I won't be retiring any time soon. :rolleyes: [​IMG]
     
  5. LindaB

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    hi.. i worked in orthopedics for 6 yrs before becoming a computer geek full time..
    to all who type all day...the keyboards are great, but even bettr is keep a ball mae from gel..a hackeysack size or biger and squeeze it when on the phone or taking a break. it will strengthen the muscles around the tendons, you will be using different muscle groups as well.
    want also helps is the position of the chair you are in.
    elbos should be at 90 degrees. anything higher or lower will put pressure on the canal the tendons/nerves pass through
    there are many tips that will help relieve the pain and pressure on wrists/elbow and necks, i'll do some write ups and post the url here.
    ps. if anyone is having these problems for longer than 5-6 weeks..file a report with your employer and go see an orthopedist. it is workmans comp and you do not need to pay anything.
    end of mini lecture!
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