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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. 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.

2. 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.

3. The Fingers & Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) from computer use or desk work can cause headaches, eyestrain, & pain through the neck, shoulders, arms and back. "The Fingers" is part of a series that takes a closer look at the mechanism of injury & specific injury prevention techniques for particular pain areas.

4. Ergonomics Purpose and Functions
Is my can opener Ergonomic? Is my chair ergonmic? Just what is ergonomics? And what is an ergonomist? Find out here.

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. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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

10. 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.



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