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Today starts my experiment of converting to a left-handed designer. Why? To outsmart Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Sooner or later we're all going to suffer from some aspect of muscle fatigue due to long days in front of a computer. Wrist, back and eye problems being the most common. Designers are at high risk of CTS due to repetitive hand movements.
In the spirit of proactively addressing this, I've been doing the obvious readjusting of chairs, desks and monitors. All of this has helped, but I still feel twinges that have me worried. So, now I'm going to try something drastic. Switching mouse hands or in the case of my desktop, switching Trackpad hands. I fully expect today to include: low production, frustration and some pretty clumsy PS work. But the end goal could be worth it.
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