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Reduce Stress & Improve Productivity with a Left Handed Keyboard

Reduce Stress & Improve Productivity with a Left Handed Keyboard

Are your hands and wrists in pain after a day at work?  Do your fingers and hands ache? Are you constantly moving back and forth between the keyboard and your mouse?  A new keyboard may be just what you need.  Regardless of whether you are left or right handed, a left handed keyboard could greatly reduce stress and pain in your hands and wrists.  This type of stress and pain  is usually caused by compression of the tendons, nerves, and blood vessels as you use the keyboard and mouse.  Maintaining your wrists, hands, and forearms in an improper position for extended periods can cause chronic injuries.  These injuries commonly called Repetitive Stress Injuries and often require medical attention.

Benefits of a Left Handed Keyboard

If you're left-handed, you finally have a keyboard made for you!  Gone are the days of slapping the left hand and forcing everyone to be righties!  But, even righties can enjoy the benefits of a left handed keyboard in that they often prevent injuries by changing the layout so that it promotes better ergonomic positioning of the wrists and hands.  Rather than having the numeric keypad on the right side of the keyboard the left handed version places it on the left side. 
 
How does this help?
 
Most people don’t often use the numeric keypad.  They are constantly switching between keyboard and mouse.  Moving the keypad to the left side, allows you to place your mouse closer to the alpha keypad.  Having the mouse closer requires less awkward positioning and movement between the keyboard and your mouse.  The more you reduce this type of movement the less chance of stress and pain.

 

If you don’t use the numeric keypad at all, you can even purchase a left handed keyboard that replaces the right side numeric keypad with a touchpad.  The touchpad  replaces the mouse for an even better ergonomic effect.  You are able to maintain a straight line of forearms, wrists, and hands as you use your keyboard. Maintaining this type of neutral position reduces the compression that can cause injury to your wrists and hands.  

 

Along with reducing problems with your wrists and hands, you’ll also find an improvement in productivity.  Once you become adjusted to the new layout, you’ll find it is much easier to control and perform your tasks with the touchpad. Just a touch and the task is complete rather than moving back and forth with a mouse.  

Combine all that with no issues of stress, numbness or pain  and you’re always ready to work without concern over what it’s doing to your wrists and hands.