I'd never heard of a mouse bridge until I was over browsing the Safe Computing web site. It's a flat little device that raises the height of your mouse pad and moves it closer to the keyboard (it looks like it's meant to hover over the number pad, which most of us don't use anyway). Please don't quote me on this, but at some point, I remember reading that the mouse position can actually contribute to problems like RSI and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, because we tend to hold our arms out away from and to the side of the body in order to move and click the mouse, thus putting more tension on the shoulders (which can lead to trigger points and pain in other parts of the body--since I've talked about that in other posts, I won't go deeper here). Long story short, a mouse bridge seems like a device that might do some good, since it brings the mouse in closer, so you aren't stretching to the side to do your clicking.
Has anyone used one or have any thoughts on the subject?
The mouse bridges are available over at Safe Computing: http://www.safecomputing.com/deskraisers.html Prices start at $21.99.