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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Can Complicate Pregnancies

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Can Complicate Pregnancies

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition which causes pain, tingling effect or numbness in the fingers or complete hand particularly the thumb, middle finger, index finger and the ring finger. There is some kind of loss of sensation in the finger. You feel some kind of weakness in your hands. While most cases of [...]

Reduce Health Risks With Workstation Safety

Reduce Health Risks With Workstation Safety

Recent studies show that computer workstations and VDUs (Visual Display Units) pose a wide range of health hazards. Most health issues can be avoided by following simple steps and ensuring that your working environment is safe. Using good ergonomics, you can greatly minimize workplace injury, tiredness, stress, discomfort and muscular disorders. The main causes behind [...]

Glaucoma And Computer Usage

Glaucoma And Computer Usage

Years ago sitting in front of a television screen was believed to be hazardous so it is no surprise that scientists have discovered that people using computers for prolonged periods of time can be more at risk from glaucoma. A link has been discovered between short-sightedness, the long term use of a computer and the [...]

Overcoming Repetitive Strain Injury By Exercises

Overcoming Repetitive Strain Injury By Exercises

The other name of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is Cumulative Trauma Disorder. Medically it is also called occupational overuse syndrome. Thus the names itself suggests that the excessive use of your hand specially the wrist and arm cause some injury to them and cause a lot of pain to the joints. If you overuse your [...]

20 Pain Relieving Tips For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

20 Pain Relieving Tips For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful progressive condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. To get effective pain relief from CTS, here are 20 tips.

Home Office Is No Excuse For Ignoring Ergonomics

Home Office Is No Excuse For Ignoring Ergonomics

Home offices are necessary for those professionals who need to work from home even after office hours or those whose profession is basically freelancing. While designing your home office you must pay attention to essential ergonomics for home office. Many of us suffer from problems like cracking wrists, headaches, tingling fingers, leg pain, stiff neck, [...]

Improve Your Posture With Good Ergonomic Equipment

Improve Your Posture With Good Ergonomic Equipment

Posture and ergonomics are always connected to each other. A good ergonomic environment often leads to proper positioning at your desk. Bad posture and injuries like back pain, neck pain, eye strain, etc are often the results of an improper working area. Tips to maintain good posture at the workplace Use posture-friendly props and ergonomic [...]

10 Ergonomic Tips To Beat Back Pain At The Office

10 Ergonomic Tips To Beat Back Pain At The Office

Back pain is a frustrating condition that many of us suffer from. Job characteristics are the main predictors of back pain. It is mainly jobs that involve sitting or standing for longer hours that cause severe back pain. Sitting forward or upright and not changing the position for longer hours can cause severe back pain. [...]

Common Posture Mistakes Computer Users Make

Common Posture Mistakes Computer Users Make

Those who spend long hours before computers need to know the hazards of computer related health disorders. There are so many computer related health disorders like – carpal tunnel syndrome, body pain, back pain, neck pain, abdominal pain, ankle pain, repetitive strain injury, eye strain and others. These conditions though seem simple or minor body [...]

Ergonomic Concerns For A Pregnant Woman

Ergonomic Concerns For A Pregnant Woman

Are you a pregnant office worker? Pains and musculoskeletal aches are the most common ergonomic concerns for pregnant working women. Following simple steps to adjust your computer workstation that suit your body and its changing needs in your pregnancy will greatly improve the way you feel at the end of the day. If you are [...]