Sitting at a desk and operating a computer may seem like a harmless activity. However because the human body was designed for movement, it does not tolerate this immobility and repetitive action for long periods.
The most common musculo-skeletal injuries caused by computer/desk work are:
- Back, neck and shoulder problems
- Repetitive strain (tendon) Disorders e.g. tennis elbow, de Quervains Tenosinovitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Eye/Vision problems e.g. headaches, eye strain
Here are some pointers on how to improve your workstation and prevent desk-related injuries.