Navigation Links
Suffering from computer ache: try forearm support

A study in The British Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine proclaims that forearm support is an effective intervention to prevent musculoskeletal disorders. // Specially of the upper body and aids in reducing upper body pain associated with computer work.

In the words of lead author David Rempel, MD, MPH, director of the ergonomics program at San Francisco General Hospital and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, "Based on these outcomes, employers should consider providing employees who use computers with appropriate forearm support."

The authors say that musculoskeletal disorders of the neck, shoulders and arms are a common occupational health problem for individuals involved in computer-based customer service work. Those people most commonly suffer from wrist tendonitis, elbow tendonitis and muscle strain of the neck and upper back.

"Extended hours of mouse or keyboard use and sustained awkward postures, such as wrist extension, are the most consistently observed risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders," Rempel added.

The effects of two workstation interventions on the musculoskeletal health of call center employees -- a padded forearm support and a trackball; were evaluated in this randomized study that lasted one year. The forearm support is commonly called an arm board and attaches to the top front edge of the work surface. The trackball replaces a computer mouse and uses a large ball for cursor motion.

Employees had to perform computer based customer service work for a minimum of 20 hours per week in order to qualify for the study. For one year, 182 participants filled out a weekly questionnaire to assess pain level in their hands, wrists, arms, upper backs and shoulders.

The people were divided into four groups that were receiving: ergonomics training, training plus a trackball, training plus forearm support, or training with both a trackball and forearm support

The results were that the trackball intervention had no effect on right upper extremity disorders.

"Based on this study, it is in the best interest of the company and the employees to provide forearm supports and training," Rempel concluded.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy
2. Brain Infarctions Found In Patients Suffering From Migraine
3. A Solution For Patients Suffering From Shingles
4. A New Option for Patients Suffering From QT Syndrome
5. Brain Infarctions Found In Patients Suffering From Migraine
6. Effective Pain Relief For Patients Suffering From Multiple Sclerosis
7. Good News for HIV Patients Also Suffering From Hepatitis C Virus
8. Good News For Individuals Suffering From Frequent Throat Infections
9. Relief For Women Suffering From Fibromyalgia
10. Lemons Could Give Relief For Patients Suffering From Asthma
11. Good News For Those Suffering From Excessive Sweating
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/4/2016)... ... December 03, 2016 , ... ... "Best Surgical Body Shaping" at the 2016 Anti-Aging & Beauty Awards ... , The Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine European Congress (AMEC) brings together ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... December 04, 2016 , ... Responsible dental care hinges on regular ... to achieve optimal results. This important necessity inspired an inventor from Las Vegas, Nev., ... to ensure that people break or avoid bad techniques of brushing the teeth in ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... ... twenty-four years, Doctors on Liens has published a directory of the top doctors ... When the company started in 1997, the directory was a single page focusing on ... ten-page directory features a vast array of medical specialists stretching from Sacramento to ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The annual time frame to change Medicare health and prescription ... December 7th. Currently-enrolled Medicare beneficiaries who are looking to switch from their current plan ... to make changes during this period order for their new policy to go into ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... More than ... and while 84 percent of parents report speaking with their child about sex related ... sexually transmitted diseases. , Mediaplanet is proud to announce the launch of its second ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/4/2016)... Johnson & Weaver, LLP announces that a class action complaint ... Inc. (NYSE: ZBH )  securities during the period ... Period"). Zimmer Biomet provides musculoskeletal healthcare products and ... as knee and hip reconstructive products. ... , , ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... highly innovative, personalized cell-based treatment for a high-risk form of the most ... Children,s Hospital of Philadelphia today reported new results ... The physician-scientists presented findings at the annual meeting of the ... Continue Reading ... ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016 bioLytical Laboratories, un líder mundial en test rápidos ... HIV Self Test , a los miembros de la Kenya Pharmaceutical Association. ... ... INSTI HIV Self Test! (PRNewsFoto/bioLytical Laboratories) ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161201/444905 ) bioLytical fue invitada por la ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: