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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. Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Kids
A majority of children are now using desk computers, hand-held electronics such as smart phones & PDAs, and gaming controls on a daily basis. The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) Media News Bureau offers the following tips and health guidelines for kids and video gamers of all ages:
2. 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.
3. 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. ï¿½The Shoulderï¿½ is part of a series taking a closer look at the mechanism of injury and specific injury prevention techniques for particular pain area
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboards 4000 & 7000
Microsoft teamed with ergonomists to design the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. This keyboard improves comfort while typing and reduces the risk of repetitive injuries. The Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 7000 offers the same features with wireless technology.
8. Avoiding Radial Tunnel Syndrome on the Computer
If you are experiencing an aching or burning sensation in the forearm or over the wrist while typing or using the mouse, you may have symptoms of Radial Tunnel Syndrome (RTS). Like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, RTS can impact your ability to compute comfortably. Read on for helpful suggestions.
9. DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis-Thumb and Wrist Pain
DeQuervain's Syndrome is a painful and limiting condition of the thumb tendons - and it can make you feel helpless. Almost everything we do except walk uses our thumbs, from buttoning a shirt to riding a bike, to opening a door.
10. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome - Carpal Tunnel's Counterpart
Lurking in the shadow of carpal tunnel´s fame is its counterpart, cubital tunnel syndrome. Cubital tunnel is the second most commonly occurring nerve compression of the upper extremity. There are simple modifications that can help relieve the symptoms of this frequently repetitive strain injury.
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