To eliminate wrist strain and make using a computer mouse easier, use an ergonomic mouse pad.
Two I have use for reducing repetitive wrist injuries (carpal tunnel) are:
Everyone is different and what is comfortable to one person may not be comfortable to another. Visit your local computer store and ask to try different computer mice, pads and wrist supports to find the one the best suits your unique needs.
- The Wrist Aid Ergonomic Mouse Pad by Alsop® slants at a 7-degree angle that provides proper position for the wrist and forearm. Because it is circular in shape, you can turn the pad throughout the day to vary the angle your wrist is working at and thus avoid conditions that cause carpal tunnel. The Wrist Aid is endorsed by doctors and follows Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for reducing repetitive stress injuries.
- The 3M™ Precise™ Mousing Surface with Wrist Rest is similar to a standard mouse pad but it has a raised, soft cushioned gel pad to support your wrist.