With so much time spent at your computer, the best (and easiest) thing you can do for your health is to incorporate ergonomic office accessories – like an ergonomic mouse. Improving the ergonomics of your workflow has an incredibly low barrier of entry; with small adjustments, you can prevent repetitive strain injuries – like carpal tunnel syndrome – and neck and shoulder strain that affects computer users long after they leave their desks. Need more reasons to add an ergonomic mouse to your workflow? Read on for our top four.
1. Updated Design
The ergonomic mouse design is the new and improved version of the standard mouse you’re probably accustomed to. As with any industry, there have been consistent evolutions and improvements to the computer mouse, but unfortunately, most consumers aren’t aware of these new variations. Ergonomic mice have a higher C-shape that helps support your hand as you navigate. They also have larger, more accessible buttons, to reduce any hand fatigue. Of course, there shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all option for an accessory that is so widely used, so consider the Goldtouch Ergonomic FlexMouse so you can select from a variety of sizes.
2. Prevent Injuries & Reduce Pain
As we mentioned above, one of the most popular reasons users purchase ergonomic mice is to prevent repetitive strain injuries in their hands, wrists, and shoulders. However, you may already be experiencing the signs of overuse of a standard mouse. Either way, replacing your standard mouse with an ergonomic mouse is a move that will greatly benefit your health by keeping your hand and wrists relaxed and in the appropriate neutral mousing position.
3. Eliminate Tension
Hand relaxation is another reason to add an ergonomic mouse to your workstation. Because of the additional height an ergonomic mouse has, you don’t have to hold on to the mouse as tightly as you would with a standard mouse. Less tension and grip in your hand will lead to less tension in your wrist tendons – once again, helping to prevent those repetitive strain injuries. You will notice the difference as you work and the relaxed use of your mouse will make your workday easier and more enjoyable.
Everyone’s hands are different, so why shouldn’t your mouse match? Not only do we all have different-sized hands, but some people use their left hands to mouse, while others use their right. A standard mouse doesn’t take these differences into consideration and instead only provides a one-size-fits-all-solution. Ergonomic mice, on the other hand, are available in a wide variety of sizes – or they have the option to swap sizing out like in our Ergonomic FlexMouse – and they’re available in both left-hand and right-hand variations. Don’t settle for a mouse that is making your job or free time more difficult!
While this blog touches on some of the top reasons you will want to incorporate an ergonomic mouse into your workflow, there are dozens more that will uniquely improve your daily life.