NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)– If you're like millions of Americans, you've been spending hours working at your home computer, and chances are that many of you are feeling all type of aches and discomforts.
Is your back hurting? Wrist throbbing? It may be your house workspace and those unusual work positions.
“You lost a nice desk height. You lost a great workplace chair. You lost your desktop and are now using a laptop more often, and this results in sort of three areas which I've truly seen an increase in kind of musculoskeletal problems,” chiropractic doctor Dr. Andrew Bang, of the Cleveland Clinic, stated.
“If you're doing repetitive action, you're going to have discomfort. That's all that's occurring at our workstations in your home,” he stated.
The easiest solution is to change your position throughout the day to give tired muscles a break, CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez states.
“You wish to get up, move around, maybe you have every hour where you're standing and working for a couple of phone calls you have, on a teleconference. Or you're changing your cooking area table chair for that medicine ball that sits in the basement that you never use. You're going to utilize that for 20 or thirty minutes, but 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 simple, however do try to move your workstation around to various locations at home. Likewise try gentle stretches of the agonizing muscle.
If you're not feeling better in a few days, connect with your medical service provider for some other options.Source: newyork.cbslocal.com