‘Doug Engelbart is the inventor of the computer mouse and he’s responsible for my ‘mouse thumb’. I consider this a tribute to Doug Engelbart, because it could have been a lot worse. Once, I found that my index finger kept moving of its own accord, even when nowhere near a touchpad.
This week someone asked me, ‘Why doesn’t anyone ask what’s the matter with Andy Murray? The guy hardly ever smiles.’ You can say a lot about Andy Murray, but his facial muscles aren’t put under excessive strain.
A human being isn’t meant to make lots of repetitive movements. Whoever had the idea of resting your behind on a tiny bicycle saddle for six hours?
But who would suffer from a problematic ribbon-cutting elbow or a chronic hand-shaking syndrome? Find out.