Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is caused by compression of the median nerve within the wrist. It is a common condition which can cause pain in the hand and fingers. This can be exacerbated and triggered by the use of traditional mice and keyboards which cause twisting of the tendons in the forearm which link to the Carpal Tunnel
It is also repetitive use of the hand when using a mouse and keyboard which can increase the risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Vertical mice and split keyboards are a great solution for managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and reducing the strain and discomfort it causes. They place the forearm in a natural position which reduces the pressure on the median nerve.
Vertical Mice to prevent and manage Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
There are several vertical mice on the market to help alleviate, prevent and manage Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. One of the most popular ranges of mice for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the Evoluent mouse range.
This is a vertical mouse with the idea being to keep your forearm in the natural upright position. This avoids the twisting of the forearm which can lead to Carpal Tunnel Sydrome. The Evoluent mice come in a range of sizes to ensure suitability for the mass and also have wireless options.
Split Keyboards to prevent and manage Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Similarly to the Evoluent Mouse, split keyboards are designed to keep the forearm in the natural upright position and avoid forearm twisting. The Goldtouch split keyboards are one of the most popular for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as it allows for gradual splitting and raising into a vertical position and can be locked in any position to ensure individual comfort.
The split of the keyboard also makes the keyboard comfortable to use with both hands which again reduces the load on each wrist – helping to prevent and manage Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Trying several options to prevent/manage Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
As with anything, there will be an element of individual preference and comfort with regards to mice and keyboards to help with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. We offer a trial service where we can send out several vertical mice and keyboards to try with an individual to find the one which is best for them.