mouse shoulder

What Causes Mouse Shoulder?

Mouse Shoulder is a term that has been used to describe a specific collection of neck and shoulder symptoms noticed in people who use computers for prolonged periods. The shoulder and shoulder blade attach to the body by various muscles that insert into the spine, ribcage, neck, and base of the skull. Holding a mouse with the arm held away from the body causes these muscles to contract, as they support the weight of the outstretched arm. Sitting like this for several hours with no variation or relaxation can, in time, lead to pain and weakness.

Symptoms:

  • A pain extending throughout the arm, all the way to your hands
  • Tightness stemming from your upper back or shoulders
  • A weak feeling in your hand
  • Numbness or tingling in your hand

What We Recommend:

RollerMouse – Designed to keep you arms to the front, in a neutral posture, RollerMouse eliminates reaching for the mouse while keeping users arms close to their bodies, minimizing the awkward and harmful postures created by using traditional mice.
ArmSupport – For sit/stand desk users. An ArmSupport reduced the weight and tension placed on the shoulder and neck while standing at a desk, allowing users to keep their upper bodies relaxed and mitigating risk of developing shoulder pain. Check out our Universal ArmSupport or ArmSupport Red (for use with a RollerMouse Red)

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