On Friday 07 July 2006 07:46, Raymon Van Wanrooij wrote:
> Yes it would, any program requiring precision control with the mouse can
> cause it cause you are really cramped controlling it then. A better
> solution is to use the right tool for the job, like using a tablet (from
> wacom or something) for painting an d photo retouching.
>
> Raymon
>
> On 7/6/06, Joey Cagle <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Sorry to hear about this.  However, would the same thing not happen if
> > you were using Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro?
> >
> > Joey
> >
> > On Fri, 07 Jul 2006 11:13:41 +0800, Hector Noriega <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >
> > wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > This might be a common experience (or a well-known fact) among GIMP
> > > users. I just want to say that I just recovered from De Quervain's
> > > disease after an intensive week using GIMP. I'm not familiar with the
> > > new versions of this software, but mine requires keeping both my thumb
> > > and index finger pressed against the mouse while painting and
> > > retouching pictures. I did this for 4-5 days, 3-4 non-interrupted hours
> > > a day. I ended up with a strong pain in my wrist due to the inflammed
> > > tendons at the base of my thumb (De Quervain's disease). My right hand
> > > was practically inoperational for 2 1/2 months. A corticosteroid
> > > injection and a constant routine of ice and medication saved me from a
> > > wrist surgery. I could not believe a mouse could induce such damage to
> > > my hand while using GIMP.
> > >
> > > H. Noriega
> > >
> > >
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Isn't there a possibility to remap the buttons on the mouse to the keyboard?
That would relieve the stress on the "mouse hand" (if you learn to relax the 
wrist and arm while you use it)

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         /Rikard

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