Comfortable Wrist Posture

How to position the wrist in a way that it will not cause pain when typing?

Hi there,

The best advice for maintaining a more neutral wrist posture is to try adjusting your keyboard or your chair’s height. Additionally, you can try elevating either the back or the front of your keyboard. Finally, you can consider adding a wrist rest to your work surface. Some keyboards have built-in wrist rests. If yours doesn’t have this feature, don’t worry. They can be purchased inexpensively and can definitely help reduce the risk of developing RSI.

Best Regards,
Aidan Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Hello, @matthewquintana!

Ergonomics focuses on how best to work in a way that allows for ultimate safety and efficiency. If you search for “ergonomic keyboard” or “ergonomic desk,” you will be sure to find plenty of products suited to make you more comfortable when typing.

However, without purchasing any additional equipment, there are ways to ensure you are working with what you have in the most comfortable way. Many detached keyboards have extendable legs, but it actually makes more ergonomic sense to keep keyboards flat against the surface of the desk. Wrist pads may come in handy when it’s time to rest, but their presence may entice you to develop bad posture when typing. For proper hand placement, the wrist should remain neutral, bent slightly upwards. Having the keyboard tipped up or having a wrist pad may cause you to angle your wrists too harshly.

I am no stranger to physical strains from too much typing, but reading up on proper posture and hand positioning has done wonders to reverse years of damage! Good luck!

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)