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I am really note sure where to put this. But I have a problem, gaming with a mouse is extremely uncomfortable on my wrist and forearm. If I have the mouse near the edge of the desk, I get sharp pain in my wrist, if I move it further in, letting my forearm rest on the desk the muscles in my forearm get extremely tight and causes a lot of discomfort. Combine that with pain from the top of my hand and wrist, it just sucks. I don't know what I need, a super ergonomic mouse? or what, but PC gaming is what I love to do I just wish it didn't hurt so much. BTW i'm about 6ft 4 and my arms are really long
Edited by timma100 - 11/7/11 at 5:24pm
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Well I'd say you need a wrist/forearm pad (roll up a hand towel and put it between your arm and the desk (see if it helps))

That's what I'd recommend

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Well I'd say you need a wrist/forearm pad (roll up a hand towel and put it between your arm and the desk (see if it helps))

That's what I'd recommend

Argosy
I actually have one, but its strange, when ever I use it, I get a sort of fulcrum effect, lifting my hand off the mouse. Il try some shirts, maybe something thinner. Its one of the "ergo bead" wrist wrests I bought form staples like 3 years ago.. What a waste of money 25 bucks
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Hmm. Maybe a new mouse could be better what are you currently using?
Have you tried a wrist wrap as opposed to a pad so your wrist doesn't move as much? Might not be as comfortable in the beginning but it might help with the pain.
Good luck with it =( doesn't sound very fun when your enjoying a nice game and your hand starts hurting.
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One other thing, as im sitting here putting shirts on my desk lol, I notice I like to have my wrist "planted" and I move only my hand. But because of this I put a lot of pressure to keep my wrist down.. If I don't my arm kinda falls off the table
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Hmm. Maybe a new mouse could be better what are you currently using?
Have you tried a wrist wrap as opposed to a pad so your wrist doesn't move as much? Might not be as comfortable in the beginning but it might help with the pain.
Good luck with it =( doesn't sound very fun when your enjoying a nice game and your hand starts hurting.
Right now im using a deathadder, I also own a G500 but the DA is more comfortable. I just scooted WAYYY into my desk so my stomach is almost touching it. Fingers crossed lol, Btw when you say wrist wrap, U mean like a medical grade one? Just typing this hurts like hell, maybe its a different issue lol But thanks a lot
post #7 of 11

Try gel made wrist rest, like the

brand, they are cheap and very confortable.
I had pain in my left hand using the keyboard, put a Fellowes gel pad (the lenght of the keyboard), the pain is gone.
post #8 of 11
I'm using a Belkin Mouse Bad. Has a Gel wrist pad included. Been using it ever since with my G500 and I like it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817114113
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I have found that if the plane of my arm is lower than the surface that the mouse is on I get wrist pain.

If instead I raise my chair up so that my arm is on the same plane or just above the plane that the mouse surface is on then I get no pain.

It may be different for different people, just play around and you'll find something that works. Don't forget to take breaks too, sitting for 6 hours in a row night after night will give anyone wrist pain.
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Raise your chair
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