Repetitive Strain!!!

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    Maybe a weird question but is anyone else getting RSI to their wrist and pins and needles in their fingers of the hand you hold the iPad with? I've noticed today - or am I being paranoid? Typical man eh?!
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    How long have you had your iPad? RSI usually takes some time to develop.
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    How many hours a day do you use the iPad?:confused:
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    I had that happen to me.... just take a break.
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    Ive had it happen to me too. You just need to step away from the ipad for a little bit lol.
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    I've had the damn thing for a little over a week and granted it's gotten lots and lots and loooots of use, and I do find holding it quite uncomfortable, I think the worst thing I've gotten was sweaty palm syndrome. Cause you point... the whole damn time. And the rest of the fingers are bunched up against your palm that I find I have to open my hand every once in a while just to air it out. Waving it about works.
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    i had that issue too until i got my case.
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    Downloading this app could really cause some serious repetitive strain injuries! :D

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    Yeah! Especially ***Content unsuitable for family reading*** That must hurt!:p
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    My cheeks get sore from smiling all the time.

    Seriously tho, I had a bout of repetitive strain. You just have to find different positions to use it. Couch leaning, sitting, bed, kitchen table. The trick is to vary your joint positions. I've never had a problem with iPad use because I never stay long enough in one position.
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    Cheers folks!
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    use to get that from just using a phone, stopped using it and it went away...
    so maybe stop using the ipad for a while ?
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    Yes after awhile of holding it, happens to me also, just have to learn to walk away from it for a lil bit lol I know, easier said then done hehe
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    Only repetitive strain I get is to my wallet! Repeatedly buying apps!

    No I get some carpal tune when typing in certain positions, and when playing some card games where I'm using just one finger constantly....cause it's addicting and in don't take breaks!
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    I got my iPad about 10 months ago and I play a lot of chess on it - lying in bed in the evenings - sometimes for 4 hours at a stretch. After a couple of months I began to get pain in my left shoulder. This got progressively worse and I had a series of cortisone shots which gave some reief but the pain returned. This morning I had pain in my left wrist as well.
    Then it suddenly occurred to me that it was probably repetitive strain injury from holding the IPad in my left hand for extended periods. I've now put the iPad in the black case
    I bought with it originally and I'm typing this lying in bed with the iPad on my midriff and my left hand and arm completely at rest.
    Stupid of me not to have thought of this sooner. I'm pretty sure that has been the problem. I'll confirm this in coming weeks.
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    Oh, you are definitely right. I got the iPad last August and I started suffering pain in my left wrist and the only thing that was different in my life was my iPad. It gets really heavy if you hold it with left and type with right. It took me a month to figure this out. I never hold it with my left hand now and the pain has gone away! I read a lot! For hours at a time so it was definitely the ipad's weight.

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