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A really good friend of mine recently started getting tremors in his hand. Him and I usually play CSS together, and we've joined a couple of leagues. Whereas control wasn't a problem for him before, it is becoming increasingly difficult for him to have control over the mouse for long stretches of time. He'll get a couple of frags, and then his hand will start shaking, causing erratic movements. The tremors themselves are pretty mild, but in a precision game like CSS, they have a more pronounced effect.

So, I wanted to ask, does anyone here have tremors, and if so, what mouse is comfortable for you?

My friend had a Intellimouse 3.0 before, but he cannot grip it that well anymore. He bought a Gigabyte GM-M6880, and although the grip is great, the mouse itself acts weird sometimes. For example, he'll aim directly at someone's head, and let off a round, but the shot will hit the shoulder or won't hit the body at all. When he uses the IE 3.0, he won't have that problem. I've tried the mouse out myself, and the grip is fantastic. Think it has to do with the way it's shaped on the sides.
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That's carpal tunnel syndrome for ya.....

But if the IME3.0 shape isn't good, i honestly don't know what to recommend..
maybe a roccat or RAT model?
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That's carpal tunnel syndrome for ya.....
Actually carpal tunnel syndrome has nothing to do with hand tremors. They're two entirely different medical conditions.

I have benign essential tremors in my hands as well. The mouse I've been using for over two years now is the Razer Lachesis. Tell your friend if he hasn't already, Razer makes probably the most comfortable mice as well as size for gaming.

My shakes aren't very serious yet, they may get worse as I grow older, but currently I'm 18 and they aren't that bad which I appreciate to this day. Tell your friend I heavily recommend him seeing a neurologist (I'm assuming he already has) and get put on medication (assuming he already isn't).
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In the game try turning on mouse smoothing, it might help a bit.

On another note tell him to see a doctor.
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Actually carpal tunnel syndrome has nothing to do with hand tremors. They're two entirely different medical conditions.

I have benign essential tremors in my hands as well. The mouse I've been using for over two years now is the Razer Lachesis. Tell your friend if he hasn't already, Razer makes probably the most comfortable mice as well as size for gaming.

My shakes aren't very serious yet, they may get worse as I grow older, but currently I'm 18 and they aren't that bad which I appreciate to this day. Tell your friend I heavily recommend him seeing a neurologist (I'm assuming he already has) and get put on medication (assuming he already isn't).
Ok, I'll recommend the Lachesis to him. Yeah, he hasn't gotten any medical advice yet. Is there medicine for something like this?
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Ok, I'll recommend the Lachesis to him. Yeah, he hasn't gotten any medical advice yet. Is there medicine for something like this?
Tell him it's something he needs to see a neurologist about ASAP. I went to see my doctor about it and he referred me to a neurologist. I went and saw the neurologist and she told me that its benign, meaning it's gentle and or mild currently, but in time it COULD get worse, and if it does there's medication for it.

Plus, the neurologist will want blood work, and that's very important.
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