Handshoe Mouse and your Gyons Canal


In a different video we address Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which can be caused by gripping and pinching of a relatively small standard mouse.

Gyons CanalWhen you reach for your mouse pressing down on the desktop, working from the wrist, you force your hand in a gripping, claw like position.
You then stand a good chance to experience pain. Let’s explain:

Working with a mouse that not fully supports the hand, may lead to serious neural effects.
Excessive pressure on the nerves that control hand and fingers, will first be noticed by a feeling of pins and needles in the fingers, followed by loss of sensation and even burning pain.

For example the little and ring finger side may be affected when one pushes down on the desk top with the pinky side of the hand.
Here, through a separate tunnel called Guyon’s Canal runs the more exposed ulnar nerve. It is only protected by a minute bone, the pisiform. It acts like a shield.

Special attention should therefore be paid to support this side of the hand and prevent excessive loads.

HandShoe Mouse Prevents Skin Irritation


You are most likely aware that with a conventional mouse or even with some so-called ergonomic mice, the hand is positioned in such a way, that part of the wrist touches the desktop.

With a mouse like that, it is common practice to press down on the desktop, while moving the mouse from the wrist.
The skin, how-ever, is very complex and sensitive. Pressure and thus friction between skin of the wrist and the desktop, may lead to irritation and discomfort.

These symptoms are commonly called computer palms. So you should actually not lean forward and press down on the wrists when using any computer mouse.
A better, relaxed position, with your forearm supported, reduces the wrist pressure.
Support of the entire hand and thus palm and fingers, results in minimal pressure on the pinky side of the hand near the wrist, which is the best way to prevent computer palms.

When you slide a mouse over the desktop, there should be hardly any skin contact.

Now, this is exactly what the HandShoe Mouse offers.
It supports the hand comfortably and protects against skin irritation, so it’s allowing us to work long hours without risk!

Is The HandShoe Mouse Too Big For Your Desktop?


Some people think that the HandShoe Mouse is big, but is it too large for your desktop?

Actually not, because this ergonomic mouse is just as large as your hand.
Do you believe your hand is too large for the desktop? Of course not!

As a matter of fact, the HandShoe Mouse is the only mouse that fully supports your hand and fingers,
including a thumb support.
And as you probably know you should rest your forearm and hand on the desktop anyway.
This is to prevent unnecessary muscle exertion (a difficult word for too much tension in your muscles.)

It’s also fine to support your arm on the armrest of your chair, as long as you support your arm.
Whatever the mouse size, you do need space for your hand on your desk, whether you have a HandShoe mouse
or any other non-ergonomic mouse.

Just follow our advice and set the cursor speed to medium.
Then you only need half an inch or less than two centimeters around your mouse to move the cursor diagonally
over a twenty inch screen.
This is similar to the use of a regular mouse but the HandShoe mouse, gives full relaxation and reduces the risk
of strains and pains.