Tips on how to avoid arm pain while working
The ergonomics are very important. Ensure that your workstation is set up to promote an optimal position for your body while standing, sitting and working. 5 simple recommendations for better ergonomics.
1. Make sure your office chair is high enough. A chair that is too low or too high for your table or desk encourages slouching.
2. Ensure your feet are well supported. This helps to stop you leaning forward. Our Foot Rest is a great ally.
3. Make sure the back of your chair is tilted back slightly, just a bit, so that you sit back in the chair instead of pushing your chin forward in poor posture.
4. Make sure your computer screen is high enough, in a good angle for your eyes. Have a look at our Ergonomic Computer Stand.
5. Make sure your keyboard and mouse are not too far away, you should not have to lean forward.
Most common problem in hands and fingers
Working very repetitively with the computer mouse, typing or working on an assembly line, can cause pain in our hands and arms. The most common injuries are repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and bursitis. These injuries are not dangerous but can cause a lot of discomfort and can even be reasons for sick leave. Our Carpal Ergonomic Wrist Support is designed to support the wrist while using the computer or playing video games.
Factors that can increase the risk of strain injuries
- Stressing the same muscles every day through repetition.
- Maintaining the same poor posture for long periods of time.
- Keeping an abnormal posture for a long time, such as holding your arms over the head.
- Lifting heavy items.
- Being in poor physical condition or not exercising regularly.
Finger pain due to computer work
Repetitive office work with the computer mouse or keyboard can give strain and pain in your fingers and hands. It's important to take breaks and use supportive products if needed. Having good ergonomics can prevent pain and potential carpal tunnel syndrome.