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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 03:26 PM - Thread Starter
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Ergonomic Gaming Mouse for Carpal Tunnel

Anyone have firsthand experience with gaming grade ergonomic mice? I use a vertical one at work and my wrist no longer hurts. Think I need to switch my gaming mouse at home too.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 04:18 PM
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I also have RSI issues. I develop numbness and pain if I'm not careful with what I do. It can get pretty extreme, with the issues starting in the ring finger and spreading to the rest of the hand and then radiating into the lower arm and later the whole arm and to the shoulder. I can manage my problem very well and can be completely free of pain if I make sure to do some light strength training every day like push-ups or going to the gym, and a tiny bit of stretching for the hand and arms.

I never tried a vertical mouse long, just for an hour or so. I can't really see myself playing games with a vertical mouse.

The thing that I found out about mice is that the opposite of ergonomic is actually the best for my RSI problem. An ergonomically shaped mouse and using palm grip feels very comfortable to use at first, but my RSI issues will always come back when using a palm grip. Over time I found out that using a small mouse and finger tip grip does not feel comfortable to use for me, but I can stay completely free of pain long term. About what I mean with "small mouse", I currently use a Logitech G305 and my hand size is 19.5cm from palm to tip of the middle finger.

I also found out that using a sensitivity that's much lower than what's comfortable is the best for my RSI issues. I'm guessing what's happening there is because I'm forced to move the mouse around a lot, the work gets distributed over more of the arm and isn't just done in the hand or wrist.

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There are almost no ergonomic mice let alone "gaming grade" ones.

Get a mouse or other device that works for you or use your other hand for such task.
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Sad thing that there's no vertical mouse for gaming. If you want to play game without pain, follow these.

1. use mouse with low back(or vertical)

2. wear wristband.

3. stop or reduce time to play game.

4. when you move your mouse, use your arm not wrist

I had wrist pain and I couldn't grab mouse more than 2~3 minutes.

I used g400s with high sensitivity.(my overwatch edpi was about 12000) After I had wrist pain, I made sens lower(I changed my overwatch edpi from 12000 to 2800 not to use wrist), tried to use my arm rather than wrist, tried some wristbands, and most important thing... I reduced game time.

Now I don't have wrist pain
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You don't have to follow all of them. Just reducing game time gonna make you better.
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Maybe Trust GXT 144 vertical Gaming Maus , dunno what Sensor exactly, could be a pmw3325 ...
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My god if I ever find the guy who started the edpi thing I'm gonna kill him with my bare hands

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I think you're better off turning down the DPI to 800-1000 so that you aren't killing your wrist , as deepor mentioned.

The selling point of many "gaming" mice these days is 16000+ DPI.

If you mean the angle of your wrist then you could probably get a vertical mouse.

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My god if I ever find the guy who started the edpi thing I'm gonna kill him with my bare hands
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The Logitech G5 and its clone the Nixeus Revel FIT both have a twist in the shell that place your wrist in a more ergonomic and comfortable position. After using cheap freebie mice the G5 was a welcome change for me. This will also depend on how you hold the mouse/ where the problem is originating from.

Might be something to consider.

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