Ergonomic Mouse: Forget Wrist Support

forget wrist support

A lot is said and written about all sorts of ergonomic tools.
Some information is highly significant to prevent complaints in neck, shoulders arms and hands.
For example it is important to support your forearm to protect your trapezius and neck muscles.

Wrist Support Freezes Arm Movement

However, if you support your arm by means of armrest or desktop, then forget about the use of a wrist support.
That doesn’t make sense if you realise what you’re doing: you’re actually freezing the movement of your entire arm by supporting it like that.
The wrist support prevents moving your arm and makes working with a mouse very uncomfortable.
Then you can move your mouse only from the wrist.

Research has shown that working in such a fashion entails the risk of ulnar nerve compression.
This may lead to numbness and pain in hand and fingers.
We therefore advise to only support the forearm at a quarter of the way from the elbow to allow for free movement.

If you then support your hand on the Handshoe Mouse you experience the luxury of free movement combined with a comfortable support without the need for gripping and pinching.

As usual, we are showing the information above in a short one minute video.
Just play the video by clicking on it.