Have you found your forearm or shoulder aching when you have been on the computer all day? Over the years there have been many times I have suffered with RSI or other pains in my wrists, forearms or shoulders and I know I am not alone.
Now, as I have mentioned in other blogs – I am not a medical professional, I can only speak from personal experience and if you have persistent problems then you may want to speak to a medical professional.
When I did suffer from this pain it occurred to me that it was always on the side that I use the mouse and that was the same time someone introduced me to Vertical Mice. I had never heard of them before and so let me explain what they are and the principal behind it.
Vertical Mice work with your hand being in a vertical position over the controls rather than horizontal:
The idea is that your arm is more used to working in this position than the way a standard mouse will work. They may look odd and they will take a few hours to get used to but that is it. I would say that it honestly does feel a lot more natural holding a mouse this way than the traditional way we have all done for many years.
You might also be interested in our article about how to avoid tension headaches while working at a computer.