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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. Trigger Finger - An Ergonomic Approach
Trigger Finger is a common condition, sometimes painless, generally irritating. This article gives some background on the condition and offers some ergonomic approaches.
2. 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.
3. Joy for a Sore Back
The BackJoy is designed to create a good postural alignment between the sacrum and lumbar areas. This in turn promotes but does not force the other spinal curves into the most functional position for seated work. It's a great concept.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
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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