Rich Freeman on 24 Aug 2014 19:55:25 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] [OT] Finding a good doctor for RSI / CTS

On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 9:57 PM, jeff <> wrote:
> On a related note, the ideal way to work is to set things up ergonomically.
> Some RSI comes from hyper extending the wrist. Ideally your elbows should be
> bent at a 90 degree angle. Your hands should be on top of the keyboard, with
> no flexing or reaching up or down with your wrists.

Allowing the topic to drift just a touch further, I was recently
having some pain from sitting for prolonged periods of time in a
fairly old and cheap chair (no idea where it originally came from, but
probably Staples or such).

I ended up investing in a Steelcase Leap, and while it was pretty
pricey I can't say I regret the decision.  If I had to do it over the
only thing I might consider is trying harder to find one used (they're
still pricey used - it is built like a tank).  Maybe I'd have tried to
get one with a headrest as well.

Everything about it about as good as it gets as far as ergonomics are
concerned.  There are a few other chairs in that quality tier, but not

After sitting on one I figured I'd check out Officemax and Ikea, and
it didn't take me more than about 5 seconds to spot the obvious
quality difference.

If you work with computers for a living, you should probably value
your chair/desk/etc as much as any mechanic would value a good set of
tools.  Chances are that will become painfully obvious to everybody
around mid-career.  :)

Just another data point...

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