The term “Mouse Arm” is not a diagnosis but a popular collective name for many different ailments that affect the neck, shoulders, arms, and hands in intensive computer work. The diagnoses can include carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, trigger finger, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, and ulnar nerve entrapment. These issues cause pain, discomfort, and stress, and they can be tough to address if the proper ergonomic mouse and keyboard are not available to the user.
How do you get Mouse Arm?
As the name implies, Mouse Arm relates to the use of the computer mouse and how overworking muscles with monotonous mouse movements can cause strain and pain. Sitting in front of a computer for long periods of time combined with the unnatural posture most computer mice force your hand to be in is a perfect recipe to leave yourself susceptible to Mouse Arm Syndrome.
carpal tunnel syndrome
De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
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