I think my right wrist is going. I blame Xerox, for inventing the first mouse. I believe that the bulk of the repetitive stress on my wrist is from mousing and using the scroll-wheel on the mouse. I definitely also get some repetetive stress from typing, and a whole other kind of repetitive stress on my wrists from bicycling, but I believe it is mousing that causes the most strain on my wrist. I should probably contact my doctor and see about getting those wrist-braces that isolate the wrists and keep them from moving. My left wrist seems fine, but my right one is just going berserk. I’m thinking I need to swithc to left-handed mousing for a while and see how that suits my wrists.
Anyone else out there have experience with this sort of thing have any advice to offer? I probably won’t actually go to the doctor. I’m pretty lazy, and it’s a lot of trouble trying to set up an appointment, then take time off work, then actually getting to the doctor, then getting back… Quite a bit of hassle for a minor pain in my wrist. Did I mention it’s the same wrist I injured in a bicycle accident a few years ago? Maybe the pain I’m experiencing is due to that accident, and there’s nothing to be done for it. Well, I’m going to go reverse my mouse buttons now. I’ll let you know if my wrist pain tries to switch sides after that.