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Here are the top ten articles for the Ergonomics Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. The Shoulder & Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) from computer or desk work can cause headaches, eyestrain, and pain through the neck, shoulders, arms and back. �The Shoulder� is part of a series taking a closer look at the mechanism of injury and specific injury prevention techniques for particular pain area

2. DeQuervain's - Repetitive Strain Thumb Pain
Mouse use, keyboard activity, use of PDAs and cell-phone texting can all be causes of thumb pain. Here is a description of DeQuervain´´s Tenosynovitis and suggestions for preventing this common cause of thumb pain.

3. Tennis Elbow- Mouse Use can cause Elbow Pain
Commonly called tennis or golfer's elbow, epicondylitis is pain at either side of the elbow where the finger and wrist muscles originate at the bony bumps of the humerus. Read this article for tips on how to prevent this common injury.

4. The Elbow & Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) from computer use or desk work can cause headaches, eyestrain, and pain through the neck, shoulders, arms and back. "The Elbow" is part of a series that takes a closer look at the mechanism of injury & specific injury prevention techniques for particular pain areas.

5. The Evoluent Vertical Mouse - A Product Review
A review of the Evoluent Vertical Mouse. The unique design of this mouse places the forearm in a neutral, hand-shake position rather than in a palm-down position relieving muscle strain and fatigue.

6. A Review of Ergonomically-Designed Pens
A review of stick-style and alternatively designed ergonomic pens, a comparison of ink styles, and my top picks for writing comfort.

7. The Fingers & Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) from computer use or desk work can cause headaches, eyestrain, & pain through the neck, shoulders, arms and back. "The Fingers" is part of a series that takes a closer look at the mechanism of injury & specific injury prevention techniques for particular pain areas.

8. PC & Video Gaming - Ergonomic Tips
Gamers are at increased risk of developing RSIs. Playing positions may be awkward and unhealthy. The practice of playing is repetitive and promotes muscular tension. And pain signals may be ignored. Here are some ergonomic tips for remaining pain-free when playing your games.

9. Neutral Position - Fingers, Wrist & Forearm
In ergonomics, you will frequently hear the term “neutral positioning”. Let’s clarify what those terms mean. This is part 1 of a 2 part series discussing the fingers, wrist and forearm. Part 2 will discuss the elbows, shoulder and neck.

10. Carpal Tunnel, Wrist Braces & Typing
A wrist brace should not be used continuously. While helpful for controlling pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist braces worn all the time can cause weakness and will lead to more problems and injury. Here are some suggestions for the proper fitting and use of a wrist brace.



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