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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. 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.
2. 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
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. 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. 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.
6. Trigger Finger - Repetitive Strain Finger Pain
Mouse and keyboard use can cause finger pain. One common cause of finger pain is called trigger finger. Trigger finger is a swelling of tendons that bend the fingers causing snapping and pain in the fingers. Here are some tips on how to avoid this common finger repetitive strain injury.
7. Neck, Upper Back Tension, and Headaches
Headaches that come on during the day are often realated to work positions or practices. For those that sit during the day, the chair they use and how they use it can be important considerations. Here are some tips to gaining some control.
8. 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.
9. Neutral Position - Elbow, Shoulders, Neck
In ergonomics, you will frequently hear the term “neutral positioning” being used. Let’s clarify what those terms mean. This is part 2 of a 2 part series discussing the elbows, shoulder and neck. Part 1 covered the fingers, wrist and forearm.
10. 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.
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