Your computer and mouse prompt you to respond rapidly in order to get tasks done quickly.
Tension is exacerbated by this type of interaction. Your fingertips provide feedback that you are tense, but you probably won’t register this.
If you continually grip your mouse, tension builds up. With a conventional mouse for example, you introduce a number of forces in your thumb and finger joints and even torque your joints.
Grip forces causing mouse pain
You may think you can protect yourself against these harmful effects when switching to a so called ergonomic mouse, such as one with a vertical or semi vertical position. These may remove major torque forces in your finger joints but introduce substantial grip forces and thereby affect your finger and thumb joints.
So you need to look for a shape which supports your hand and fingers and eliminates these forces. Scientific studies suggest that these loads may cause inflammation of tissues and result in arthritis. The HandShoe Mouse provides the solution: it fully supports your hand and fingers in the optimal position and thus protects against harmful forces.
This video shows exactly which forces cause mouse pain:
Also read: “The Importance of Palmar Support When Using a Mouse“