You’re sitting at home and you’re trying to type up something but your hand is cramping and it’s starting to hurt and you have no idea why. Chances are that the cause of the problem is right in front of you and is what you are using at that very moment. That’s right, chances are the hand pain that you feel is caused by your keyboard. A keyboard is a great tool and helps people get a lot done in a short time, but it can cause problems if you don’t know what to think about before buying one.
So, what is it you need to be thinking about before buying one? Well, unlike most types of technology out there a keyboard has little importance in terms of price. I’m not saying you shouldn’t consider the price, because you should always do that, but a keyboard is important to your overall health of your hands and you should never go cheap if it means hurting your hands in the process. You need to search for a keyboard that fits your hand type and hand size, then find others similar to it then compare and contrast them. The hand spacing is important with any keyboard and you should make sure it is always correct before you make a purchase.
The next thing to consider before buying the keyboard is what type of keys and shape does it have? This may not seem to important, but a lot of the time a curved keyboard can provide better feeling and less stress on the hands over hours of typing. Not only that, but a curved keyboard can allow for easier access to all the keys and make it so that you have to use far less effort to type. If you don’t have to press down hard on the keys it will make things easier on your hands and lesion the impact of every key stroke. The shape of the keyboard is also important for your wrist, because if it is shaped incorrectly you can have your hands overextended and prolonged use could cause strain on your wrist over time. You want to make sure the keyboard makes your hands feel like they haven’t type anything at all at the end of the day.
The final thing to consider is what material is the keyboard made out of. That’s right, the material is important, because if it is made of a harder plastic it could easily hurt your hands and it could cause all sorts of problems in the future. Not only that, but you don’t want the loud keys to distract you or others from what you are trying to work on. If you can get a keyboard that has softer keys that would be ideal as it will lessen the impact of key strokes on your wrist and knuckles. Keyboard companies try to push hand health and they try to construct keyboards that will help in your overall hand health and prevent conditions like carpel tunnel, but you have to pick the ones that are best for your hand type to have the best success at prevention. They try to make them universal but people are different and you need to pick one according to your own hand position and shape. As always even if you do all these things you can still develop problems from typing too much. Try to do hand exercise and relax your hands as much as possible to prevent such problems in the future.