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Not recently, I've struggled with typing pains, particularly in my right arm, but I've now conquered them. The methods were simple, products cheap, and my results undeniable. The chording keyboard is that best device of which I'm aware for entering data blindly and by hand, but isn't suited for long data entry. I however noticed that a chording keyboard and trackball entirely removed most any need for the complex editing commands to which I was accustomed, and that experience will remain with me.

I bought a simple keyboard with an embedded trackball from a company called Unicomp. It occurred to me it was silly to denounce typical keyboards without using a particularly nice one beforehand. The keyboard has given to me no issues that I've traced back to it; it's not a fancy ergonomic keyboard, but this seems not to matter; I suppose what's most important is that I no longer use bad keyboards.

Paying posture proper attention and more regularly exercising has been important in conquering pain; I believe push ups to work best for typing. Proper posture is helped by the ergonomic stool which I purchased much earlier, but have only recently been able to use; I realized the chair which I'd been using had cost less than my keyboards, which was a ridiculous sign to change that, but then I needed a new desk to properly use the stool, and it's a cheap but suitable desk which I've recently bought.

There's more to conquering pain than better input devices, a better station, and better attention to physical health; typing less is also important to conquering typing pain. I still use GNU Emacs for most of my writing, and was introduced to the dabbrev-expand command, which allows me to dynamically complete text entry based on what's already been entered. It's invaluable, although I know my usage could be improved. I intend to purchase a foot pedal that I may use to enter the command, which may make the need to repeatedly enter it in some cases less of a nuisance. Still, I type much less now.

I know not if I'll ever use a voice recognition system for typing. My demands mean even vetting any system would be too much effort. Typing can still lead to pain, but I recognize it as simple stress and see it no longer as a serious threat to my future. All I've done is worth this time and effort.