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My Finger Hurts

Published January 11, 2012 - 8 Comments

I know that this is going to seem like a trivial thing, and it really is… but it’s also something that I bet other people are encountering.. or soon will.

I’ve noticed lately the my index and middle fingers on my right hand ache from time to time.  It’s not the kinda of crippling pain that one would expect from a post of this nature.  But it’s there.  And I think I know why… it’s the iPad…

I’ve been using a keyboard for over half my life now… So far I’ve been able to avoid the dreaded carpel tunnel… although there are times that my wrists feel tired… I’ve had my iPhone for a couple of years now, but that’s mostly thumb-driven… but the iPad… the iPad is all point, point, point… and I think that it’s starting to take its toll on the two fingers that I use the most.

I don’t even consider myself to be a particularly heavy user of the iPad.  I don’t do a lot of typing on it.  I do play my Hanging With Friends games quite a bit.  I do read emails, and make short replies. I do surf the web.  But I don’t write essays on it.  Then again…. maybe it would be better if I did.  Maybe writing longer emails would force me to use split keyboard, which I only just found out about.  Supposedly it’s easier.  I dunno.  I tried it, but it felt like I was typing with crab claws.

I know that there are certainly worse things in the world to complain about, but I really wish that this achy breaky finger thingie would go away…