Ergonomic Keyboard Use
Keyboard is key.
It is very important to use a keyboard that is set up ergonomically.
It is believed by many researchers that by keeping your wrist and hand in line with your forearm in a straight and neutral position, you reduce stress and strain on tendons and muscles.
Avoid the use of a wrist pad while typing at the keyboard ("keyboarding").
Do not use the keyboard lifts (the two small supports at the back of the keyboard) which when used, raise the back of the keyboard, so that the keyboard is in a slanted position with the slope facing you. This forces your wrists to form an unhealthy angle, and can easily cause many aches and pains, as well as joint infections, and pains in the tendons.
It is recommended to either leave the keyboard straight on the table without the use of the keyboard lifts, or even raise the keyboards lifts, on the reverse side of the keyboard, so as to eliminate even the built in slant of the front of the keyboard.
Even though it is not mandatory, it is advisable to switch to an ergonomic keyboard. Such a keyboard is designed so that it allows for the correct positioning of the hands during typing. The ergonomic keyboard is split into two parts, each of which is slightly on an angle, which allows for typing without the unhealthy bending at the wrists (such as is the result of using non-ergonomic keyboards).