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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. 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. 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

4. Ultra Comfort Chair - Product Review
Finding an easy chair that will fit and be comfortable when you have a sore back is quite a trick. Another is figuring how to get up once you get down. This equipment review looks at a chair that can help.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 5 Ergonomic Gifts that Promote Computer Health
Looking for a holiday gift that will help keep the person you care about computing in good health? Here are five ideas that promote healthy computing.

8. One Touch Can Opener-Product Review
This is a product review of a very portable and flexible one handed battery operated can opener - Great for the kitchen and for picnics!

9. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in Computer Users
Symptoms of thoracic outlet can mimic other syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome. Although a common cause is whiplash, poor posture on the computer is also a cause of symptoms. Posture correction can be the key to easing or preventing symptoms of thoracic outlet.

10. Rounded Shoulders
Computer and desk workers often develop poor posture habits. A sign of poor posture is when your shoulders are rounded forward. Rounded shoulders can cause neck, shoulder and upper back pain. Here are a few tips to help you handle a rounded shoulder problem.



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