treatment for computer injuriesConsidering the growing reliance on computers, laptops, iPads, and other technological gadgets in today’s workplace, it is no surprise that the numbers of computer-related injuries are constantly on the rise. Although computer-related injuries are somewhat different than the traditional work-related injuries such as slips and falls, they can still pose a serious threat to an individual’s health and wellbeing and if ignored they can even lead to permanent disability or loss of mobility. Let’s have a closer look at some of the most common computer-related injuries and the best treatment for computer injuries.

Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) | Treatment For Computer Injuries

 

remedial massage melbourne CBDRepetitive strain injuries account for more than 60% of all the work-related injuries. RSIs are a result of prolonged repetitive, forceful or awkward overuse or misuse of body parts such as fingers, hands, wrist, shoulders, etc. Repetitive strain injuries affect and damage the muscles, tendons, and nerves of the arm, wrist, neck, shoulder, hands, and forearm and may cause weakness, numbness, pain, or impair mobility. Work/computer related injuries that are the result of forceful repetitive movements include:

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • mouse shoulder
  • computer back

Treatment for computer injuries such as RSIs take time, rest and conservative treatment is considered the best option.

Posture-Related Computer Injuries

 

remedial massage for neck painPosture-related computer injuries are often a result of poor workstation design, bad posture, and staying in the same position for long periods of time. Posture-related injuries affect the joints, muscles, tendons, and/or nerves of the neck, shoulders, back, lower back and hands. Such injuries cause pain, stiffness, and inflammation of the affected body parts. Examples of posture-related computer injuries are:

  • posterior cervical dorsal syndrome
  • lumbar sprains and strains
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • disc injuries

Treatment for computer injuries that are the result of bad posture or bad ergonomics starts with identifying and removing the factors that cause abnormal stress on the body parts.

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