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Ergonomic Computer Setup

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Poor posture, lack of proper equipment and incorrect ergonomics information are all contributing factors to an improper computer setup. You can see, as illustrated here, that working at a computer can cause a lot of distress in a number of different parts of the body. With that in mind here are some key things not to do: Avoid existing ergonomic guidelines unless they make scientific sense. Ergonomics should be based on fact, research, experimentation and theory using body mechanics as a base line. Remember that ergonomics is personal. What works for someone else may not work for you. Do not » » » [Read more]

Computer Ergonomics and Repetitive Stress Injury

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Contrary to popular believe, the purpose of ergonomically correct computer furnishings and accessories have very little to do with comfort; they have more to do with preventing repetitive stress injury. While comfort is certainly an important consideration, it is rather in the field of improved productivity where ergonomically correct workstations and equipment makes the most sense. Repetitive stress injury has been acknowledged as a threat to productivity for some time, but this condition is on the increase and more and more people, especially those that spend many hours each day in from of their computers, complain of debilitating pain and » » » [Read more]

At Your Desk – Exercises for Repetitive Stress Injury

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If you’re struggling with the RSI, or else known as repetitive stress injury, there are several relaxation workouts that can be done at the desk throughout time that will assist your problem. These types of workouts may also assist in preventing repeated stress. You don’t need to perform them all, but for optimal results, we advise you do as many as possible. Each one of the workouts can lead to a few stretches and you ought to make an effort to maintain every stretch for around 15 in order to thirty seconds. You will want to replicate every stretch 3 » » » [Read more]

What Are The Types Of Repetitive Stress Injury?

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As most cases, repetitive stress injury is classified into two respective types. Below is the explanation of each type and how they differ from each other. Type-1 Repetitive Stress Injury Repetitive stress injury that fall in this category are based on one thing, it can be diagnosed by a physician through its recognized signs and symptoms. These symptoms usually involve inflammation and swelling of soft tissues like tendons or muscles affected by stress. Some of the signs and symptoms that are clinically seen on an Repetitive Stress Injury case Bursitis Bursitis is defined as the inflammation of the bursa. Bursa » » » [Read more]


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So, you have been diagnosed with wrist tendonitis, or fear you might develop it, and it is time to look at treatments. Preventative methods for tendonitis of the wrist are part of a comprehensive treatment program and should be exercised during and after recovery. Tendonitis can be caused by repetitive or acute trauma or a combination of the two. Treatment for tendonitis is the same whether it developed as a repetitive stress injury or not. Finding the Cause of Tendonitis The first step in treating and preventing wrist tendonitis is understanding what caused it. Many general causes of repetitive stress » » » [Read more]

What is Ergonomics?

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Ergonomics is a term thrown around by health professionals and marketing mavens with a cavalier attitude. For some it has a very specific meaning. For others it covers everything under the sun. With all this different verbiage flying at you, you are probably starting to wonder, “What is Ergonomics?” Definition of Ergonomics Ergonomics derives from two Greek words: ergon, meaning work, and nomoi, meaning natural laws, to create a word that means the science of work and a person’s relationship to that work. The International Ergonomics Association has adopted this technical definition: ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline » » » [Read more]

How to Recognize Repetitive Stress Injury

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Only few people realize just how common the occurrence of repetitive stress injury, also called repetitive strain injury is. Other medical experts prefer to call the condition persistent stress illness since a specific muscle or part of the body is subjected to strain or stress that is caused by repeating the same motion or task over and over again. In time, the unnatural strain placed upon that muscle or body part causes injuries. In certain severe cases, conditions such as osteo-arthritis may even be indicated. Just how do this repetitive stress injury develop? Modern life requires that we move repetitively » » » [Read more]

Repetitive Stress Injury

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Repetitive stress injury is typically associated with people that work long hours on a computer and that are forced to repeat certain actions with the hands, wrists and even neck. This affliction is quite common however, in many different work environments where no or little attention is paid toward the development of ergonomic workstations that can help prevent the development of repeated stress injury, also called RSI. Sufferers are not helpless, however, and there is much that can be done to alleviate the symptoms or to prevent the development of the condition. Ways to Help Avoid Repetitive Stress Injury There » » » [Read more]