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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. 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.

2. 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.

3. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment Guidelines
On October 27, 2008, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) released guidelines for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.

4. 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

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. 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.

7. 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.

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. 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.

10. DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis-Thumb and Wrist Pain
DeQuervain's Syndrome is a painful and limiting condition of the thumb tendons - and it can make you feel helpless. Almost everything we do except walk uses our thumbs, from buttoning a shirt to riding a bike, to opening a door.



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