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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. 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.
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. 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
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Don't Let Writing Cramp Your Style - Ergonomic Tips for Pain-Free Writing
Although true writer’s cramp is a rare syndrome, hand pain, fatigue and cramping from repetitive writing is not. Even if writing is not a large part of the job, writing can contribute to the development of repetitive strain injuries. Here are some tips to reduce your risk of hand and arm pain.
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. 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.
9. 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.
10. Carpal Tunnel, Wrist Braces & Typing
A wrist brace should not be used continuously. While helpful for controlling pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist braces worn all the time can cause weakness and will lead to more problems and injury. Here are some suggestions for the proper fitting and use of a wrist brace.
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