Hand tremor and computer use

Are your tremors making it difficult to control the computer mouse?  Hand, arm or trunk tremors can interfere with fine motor precision.  It can become difficult to position the pointer on the icon in which you are trying to click.  Most computers will allow you to slow the speed of the mouse, therefore decreasing the amount of extra movements the mouse picks up.  Click on your computer’s settings/control panel.  Click on “mouse”.  Through this screen look for pointer speed or mouse speed.  Choose a setting toward the slow end of the scale.  This will make the mouse less sensitive to your tremors.

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Michael Okun

Professor of Neurology, expert on Parkinson's disease and other basal ganglia disorders, deep brain stimulation, author of over 300 research papers and the bestselling book…

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