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Personally, I just keep my wrist stationary, and I move my mouse using my fingers. Is that correct?
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Personally, I just keep my wrist stationary, and I move my mouse using my fingers. Is that correct?

Different strokes for Different folks.

I move my whole arm personally.

Just like there are claw mouse users and palm mouse users, There isn't a wrong or right way. its just based on what feels natural to you.
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I mostly just move my hand but it depends how much movement is required in-game through use of the mouse. Remember to always keep good posture, though, keeping your forearm straight and rested on the desk with no edges pinching on your wrist! smile.gif
    
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There is no right or wrong way to do it. Everyone is different. Ask two people to do something as simple as waving at you. They will be completely different but neither will be the so called "right" way to do it. Technically its probably better for you to move your whole arm... at least from my very very limited understanding of how carpal tunnel develops.

Just do it how it feels most natural.
 
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One thing I've learned over the years is that its better to only move your hand/Wrist. Mouse sensitivity should be to where you can move to maximum amount in the game without moving your arm. I had to retrain myself years ago because I was a ARM mover. Took me a long time to get used to this but once I did, my game play improved a lot. I useally go down one click on my g5 when I sniper tho. I'm sure there are ARM movers who are great players, so this is just my opinion.
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Depends on the situation. You can easily transition from one to the other fairly quickly.

Personally:

Quick deathmatch style FPS is more of claw grip using whole wrist to traverse the mousing area rapidly.
Small movements like meticulous sniping aim seems to be easier with a planted/stationary wrist.
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