The surprising side effects of working behind a screen

The surprising side effects of working behind a screen

Repetitive motion and poor posture can lead to premature aches and pains for the digital generation. The motions of texting, typing, and general computer use can lead to worrisome joint stiffness and pain. 

  • Underlying osteoarthritis - wearing away of cartilage in the joints.
  • Tendonitis - inflammation of the tendons.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome - inflammation of the nerve.

Unfortunately, there are limited options available to reduce these repetitive movements, however, there are some important things you can do to help minimise your risk of aggravating symptoms.

With its natural anti-inflammatory effect Omrub muscle rub & joint balm is great for targeted pain relief and increasing circulation to the problem areas. Many of our customers report a significant decrease in finger/thumb stiffness and wrist pain associated with mouse use. 

To compliment daily use of Omrub we also recommend:

  • Investing in an ergonomic mouse to keep your wrist in a neutral position so that the nerves in your arm and wrist aren’t "bent" or experiencing unnecessary tension.
  • Ergonomic soft touch keyboard to reduce wrist extension and encourage neutral wrist position.
  • Get up and move around at least every 30 - 45 minutes.
  • If your feet don’t reach the floor, you'll need a footrest. This will provide your feet with support and reduce the "pulling" of your legs on your lower back.
  • Position your computer monitor so that your eyes are level with the top of the screen. This will place your neck in a neutral posture which will help to reduce any aggravation of arthritis in your neck.

If you are curious whether Omrub is right for you, feel free to reach out and ask, we're happy to help!