NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)– If you're like countless Americans, you've been spending hours operating at your personal computer, and possibilities are that many of you are feeling all type of aches and discomforts.
Is your back hurting? Wrist throbbing? It may be your home work space and those unusual work positions.
“You lost a nice desk height. You lost an excellent office chair. You lost your home computer and are now utilizing a laptop more often, and this leads to sort of 3 locations which I've really seen an increase in kind of musculoskeletal problems,” chiropractic doctor Dr. Andrew Bang, of the Cleveland Clinic, said.
“If you're doing repeated action, you're going to have pain. That's all that's happening at our workstations in your home,” he said.
The simplest treatment is to change your position throughout the day to give fatigued muscles a break, CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez says.
“You wish to get up, walk around, possibly you have every hour where you're standing and working for a few telephone call you have, on a conference call. Or you're changing your cooking area table chair for that exercise ball that sits in the basement that you never ever use. You're going to utilize that for 20 or 30 minutes, however then you're going to switch back to the chair,” Bang stated.
If your wrist aches from using a laptop touchpad, attempt a keyboard and an ergonomic mouse that changes your wrist position to a more natural positioning, taking pressure off inflamed nerves.
It may not be easy, but do try to move your workstation around to various places at home. Likewise try mild stretches of the agonizing muscle.
If you're not feeling better in a few days, connect with your medical provider for some other options.Source: newyork.cbslocal.com