The belief that carpal tunnel mostly occurs for people who work with computers is widespread. While data entry workers see more than their share of this condition, analysts have found that it is three times more common among assemblers. Women are more likely to get it than men, possibly because the carpal tunnel in a women’s hand is smaller. (more…)
By now, you probably have heard the term “ergonomic.” If you haven’t, ergonomics refers to the science of making your work more comfortable and efficient. This sounds like an ideal work environment, doesn’t it? But, do you have an ergonomically friendly work environment? If you’re not certain about this, Sovereign Rehabilitation offers job-site ergonomic assessments.
Sovereign Rehabilitation’s work-site ergonomic assessment and analysis will determine if you and your employees are working in a safe and productive working environment. This assessment can prevent injury and promote health and productivity in your work place. (more…)
Smartphones are everywhere. You can spot them being held and viewed almost everywhere. Nowadays, you can walk into a restaurant and instead of the ‘buzz’ being conversations among people, the ‘buzz’ has become the vibrations of notifications on phones. Smart phones have positively increased our ability to communicate, work and stay connected, but there are some harmful negative effects to all of its usage.
One harmful effect of smartphone use is its ability to injure your wrists, if it’s not held properly. You quite possibly are holding your phone as you read and scroll through this blog. Take a look at your wrist. Do you notice how it’s tilted and kinked? This position, held for long periods of time can cause injury to your wrist and even cause carpal tunnel. (more…)
Ergonomics is a field of study that looks at how work spaces are designed. An ergonomic work area can increase efficiency, but more importantly it helps reduce or eliminate the risk of musculoskeletal pain from conditions such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, neck tension or back aches that can occur when we sit at our desk incorrectly for 8 or more hours a day.
If you’re one of the many people who spend their workday sitting at a desk, you’re probably familiar with back and neck pain – that uncomfortable ache that comes from sitting and staring at a screen for too long. What you may not know is that eight hours spent at a computer can also cause considerable damage to your hands and wrists. These types of injuries, known as repetitive strain injuries or RSI’s, are characterized by numbness, tingling, or pain in the hands and wrists, and if left untreated, they can lead to more serious conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendon and nerve injuries.