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Just over a week ago I bought this ergonomic keyboard. It's split, which the woman who assessed my workstation a few weeks ago recommended. It also has an embedded track pad, similar to one on a laptop, to replace a mouse. The keyboard looks like this:



Theoretically it should help with the carpal tunnel symptoms I get from using a computer mouse. However, learning to use the track pad takes a lot of concentration at this stage. And unfortunately, the second day I really used the keyboard, I did a bunch of data entry and by the end of the day my right shoulder was tight and aching. I suspect that I'm holding tension there because of the intense concentration of learning to use the track pad.

I had my massage therapist work on it Monday night, and it released a whole lot. I hope it gets better as I get more used to using the track pad, and I don't have to concentrate as hard to control the cursor. I've been learning more shortcut key strokes to use instead of the track pad. That has helped a lot. I'm also trying consciously to relax when I'm at the computer, as well, which is also helping. This week has definitely been easier on the shoulder than last week.

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