Using a traditional computer mouse often causes problems as a result of over-stretching and straining the preferred arm. Regular use of an ergonomic mouse can prevent, alleviate and reduce pain related to conditions such as mouse arm and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Wave goodbye to mouse arm
If you’re reading this page, it’s probably because you’re already suffering from mouse arm, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, bursitis or a similar condition. Thousands of Englishmen struggle with work-related conditions, resulting in many days off sick every year. If you spend many hours of the day in front of your computer, it’s important that you have an optimised work station that allows you to work as comfortably as possible. Read more about your rights and Workplace Assessments (WPA) here.
How can an ergonomic mouse help with mouse arm?
There are many ways that an ergonomic mouse can reduce pain and relieve pre-existing conditions such as mouse arm and repetitive strain injuries. A common characteristic of all ergonomic mice is that they are designed to properly support your hand or hands so that you avoid an unnatural hand position when you use the mouse.
At Contour Design, we have developed a variety of ergonomic mice. You can read more below about how each type prevents and reduces pain. Choosing one type over another is a matter of taste and can depend partly on your work assignments and partly on your specific needs in connection with existing pain or discomfort.
Prevent and reduce pain with RollerMouse
When you use a traditional computer mouse, over-stretching and twisting are inevitable, often due to the mouse being placed too far away from the body. This constant over-stretching strains more than just the hand – it also simultaneously strains the forearm, upper arm and shoulders, and even results in twisting the upper body, which causes poor posture. A centred mouse, such as RollerMouse, placed squarely in front of the keyboard automatically keeps you in an ergonomic working position. In this way, you can prevent the over-stretching and twisting associated with using a traditional computer mouse. Using RollerMouse enables you to use both hands in a neutral and relaxed position close to the body, which means you avoid an unnatural grip on the mouse and can share the strain equally between your hands.
RollerMouse eliminates the repeated movements that can cause pain in the neck, shoulders, elbows and wrists. With RollerMouse, you get a completely new way to work. It can take a little time to get used to, which is why we also offer a two-week free trial!
Prevent and reduce pain with Unimouse
With Unimouse, you can quickly change your hand position so that you use different muscles and tendons, and thus avoid keeping the hand in the same static position. The adjustable design makes it possible to change the hand position if you begin to feel discomfort in a particular area of the hand. The angle of inclination can be adjusted in a range from 35–70 degrees and the thumb support can be moved, twisted and rotated to provide an optimal resting position for your thumb. This reduces the risks associated with pronation of the forearm, eliminates harmful gripping and pinching of the CMC (basal) joint, and lessens repetitive strain injuries.
Unimouse helps people suffering with pain in their forearms and fingers caused by using a traditional mouse. It is designed to resemble the traditional computer mouse and is therefore easy to adapt to.