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Ergonomic Keyboards: where to buy them

Updated on June 29, 2015

Keyboard is an important computer accessory and people working with them are prone to developing wrist pain. The easiest solution for this problem is to use an ergonomic keyboard as a preventative measure for this pain. Also this pain in the wrists is the beginning and can develop into a severe repetitive strain injury such as carpal tunnel syndrome in the future.

Now let us check out:

  1. What are ergonomic keyboards?
  2. Where to buy them?
  3. When to buy them?

If you are searching for a simple ergonomic keyboard and not a split one, then Microsoft Natural Ergo Keyboard 4000 is best for you which you can buy here

Microsoft Natural Ergo Keyboard 4000 - Best
Microsoft Natural Ergo Keyboard 4000 - Best

If you are searching specifically for a split ergonomic keyboard, you can buy Kinesis Ergonomic Keyboard which is the best split keyboard in the world

This video shows how a computer worker is using the New Kinesis Freestyle Ergo Split Keyboard

Believe me that after reading all the details about ergonomic keyboards, you will agree that ergonomic keyboards are really beneficial and your decision to go ahead with buying an ergonomic keyboard is right.

So lets start over:

What are ergonomic keyboards?

Ergonomic keyboards are basically designed to prevent repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, which is an orthopedic disease that causes inflammation of the nerves in the wrist due to repetitive movement and overuse of the hands.

Most ergonomic keyboards also include several functions and media keys, which give quick access to some computer programs like electronic mail, calculator, and media player. In brief, ergonomic keyboards do not "cure" muscle pain, but prevent it from happening in the future. If you suffer from any types of hand repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome, it is ideal to consult an orthopedic hand doctor who can provide you appropriate medical treatment.

When to buy ergonomic keyboards?

If you are involved in a specific occupation, which involves repetitive use of your upper extremities like deskwork, computer work, etc., and you are having constant wrist pain or hand pain, your orthopedic hand doctor can modify your duty according to the severity of your condition and put restrictions like:

1. You may not carry, lift, push, or pull with the affected upper extremity for some time as determined by the doctor.

2. You need to buy a split ergonomic keyboard with separate halves.

3. You should not engage in above right shoulder activity for some time as determined by the doctor.

4. You need to get an ergonomic evaluation of your workstation completed via your employer.

5. You have to avoid repetitive use of your affected limb and there should be limited reaching with the affected upper extremity.

You should begin the home exercise program, which will be provided to you by physical therapy department.

The Steampunk Ergo Keyboard
The Steampunk Ergo Keyboard
Split Keyboard
Split Keyboard

Also try Goldtouch travel ergo economic keyboard for laptops

Goldtouch travel ergo economic keyboard for laptops
Goldtouch travel ergo economic keyboard for laptops


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    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      9 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes Veronica. I found ergonomic keyboards around a year ago while surfing the net and I bought one for me at that time because I am using keyboards for the last ten years at my job plus here at hubpages for the last two years or so and since a year my wrist pain has reduced somewhat. I am using the Kinesis ergo keyboard which is a split keyboard with separate halves. Even many growing multinational companies in India are introducing ergonomically advanced workstations for their employees according to the ergonomic guidelines and these also include ergonomic keyboards. I will write more hubs in the coming future on ergo keyboards, ergo keyboard trains, ergo chairs, ergo tables, etc. because millions of people are searching for this info and I want to help them find the right info at one place-Hubpages.

    • Veronica Allen profile image

      Veronica Allen 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      This is a really good idea, especially for those who have to write, and input information via the computer for a living.


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