What wristpad do you have?
If not, why don't you have one?
Supposedly it's better not to use wristpads but float your hands above the keyboard as you're typing. Is it really? How many people are resting their hands while typing, how many are floating them?
floating your hands above can lead to RSI, its much better to get a wrist pad with a decent amount of height so your fingers and wrists don't have to strain up to reach the keys.
I stole one from a data entry job 6 years ago and I still use it.
Been using this baby for about 2 years. Mine's worn down to the black foam in the middle over most of it due to excessive use but if I close my eyes I can picture it.
So armrests should be on desk surface levels? My chair is more wobbly if the seat is higher so I tend to keep it lowered all the way down. As a result of this, the arm rests are a few inches below desk level. How bad could it be?
>floating your hands above can lead to RSI
Funny, because I heard the opposite (i.e. that resting your wrists while typing can lead to RSI/carpal tunnel syndrome). So what's the deal really?
Move keyboard to the edge of your desk and lean your palms against the edge while typing.
Set your desk height to the resting height of your elbow for the mouse.
source: I have been using a PC for 15+ years and the only time I got discomfort after using was at a job where I couldn't adjust the height. My right arm(mouse) started feeling weird after a month and after complaining I got a proper desk chair.