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Wrist Rests

If you type 50 words per minute, you'll enter 18,000 keystrokes in an hour. Keep that up for a full work day and that's a lot of pounding at the keyboard. It's no wonder that tens of thousands of computer users have complained about hand and wrist pain.

The repetitive motion of typing and clicking the mouse can lead to stiffness and minor pain in the hands and wrists. But beware: Those symptoms, if ignored, can turn into major, disabling injuries. Since computers have come into widespread use, doctors have seen a burgeoning number of hand and wrist problems, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a sometimes crippling disease caused by inflammation of the wrist tendons.


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