Tingling fingers after two hours at the computer, painful shoulder blades at the end of the working day or difficulty falling asleep at night even though you’re exhausted? Many people who work at computers suffer from RSI or Repetitive Strain Injury. This is a collective term for problems with the fingers, hands, wrists, elbows, arms, neck, shoulders and upper back due to repetitive movements.
What can you do about it?
- Make sure you have an ergonomic working posture, with an office chair you can adjust to suit your size. Adjust the desk height so that your arms are in line with your desktop and don’t forget to move around regularly throughout the working day.
- Choose ergonomic tools such as an ergonomic mouse that puts less strain on your hand muscles, a compact keyboard, document holder, etc.
- Ensure you have a dynamic workplace that encourages you to stand up and change your posture regularly.