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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. 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.
3. Monitor Position & Ergonomic Tips
The position of the monitor can have an impact on your comfort while working on a computer. If you are experiencing neck, shoulder or back pain, or if you have eye strain or tension headaches, the following tips may help relieve computer-related discomfort.
4. Typing Style - Repetitive Injuries are NOT just about the Keyboard
There are many resources that describe ergonomics for the office environment. Most people now have some knowledge of the best location for the keyboard. Less commonly known is that typing style can also cause injuries. Here are some typing tips that will help prevent injuries on the keyboard.
5. PDA & Smartphone Ergonomics
Ergonomic and safety tips to keep you healthy and pain-free when using your PDA or Smartphone.
6. The Wrist & 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 Wrist" is part of a series that takes a closer look at the mechanism of injury & specific injury prevention techniques for particular pain areas.
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. Exercises For Preventing Hand Pain
According to The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), heavy use of small personal music devices, smart phones and PDAs can lead to hand ailments. In addition to providing healthy usage guidelines, ASHT recommends the following hand and wrist exercises to reduce the risk of injuries.
9. Repetitive Strain Injury -A Computer User's Guide
Dr. Pascarelli´s book - Repetitive Strain Injury : A Computer User’s Guide - is highly recommended for anyone who works on a computer or at a desk. This book is an easy-to-read and practical summary of his approach to RSIs and full of tips for injury recovery and prevention.
10. Use of Heat & Cold to Relieve Repetitive Strain Pain
FAQ - Do I use heat or cold to relieve pain from carpal tunnel syndrome (tendinitis, tennis elbow, other repetitive strain injury)? Both heat and cold offer benefit for relieving the pain associated with repetitive strain. Here are some guidelines to help you choose which will work for you.
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