DESK ERGONOMICS

Alright desk jockeys let’s set you up for success going into 2020! Whether you sit or stand at a desk, it is SO important to have good ergonomics. Why? So you can be more efficient and more comfortable. Proper desk ergonomics can save you from headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pin, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, sciatica, hip pain, knee pain...

When sitting or standing at our desks we need to be aware of the position of our head, elbows, wrists, hips and knees. The less strain we can put on those joints = the less pain we will have at work.

Picture 1:

❌Head is tipped down (bring on the headaches and neck pain)

❌Large angle at the elbows and wrist is tilted up onto mouse (open the to shoulder pain, forearm pain and carpal tunnel symptoms)

❌ Large angle at the hips and knees (hello low back pain, sciatica, tight hip flexors...)

Picture 2:

✅ Head is in neutral position with computer monitor lifted, are straight ahead

✅ Elbows and wrists are in neutral position🏼

✅ Hips and knees are in 90 degree positions🏼

Desk position matters. Chair height matters. Computer monitor height matters. All areas need to be addressed if you want to be sitting or standing pain-free at work. Have a coworker, significant other or even a stranger check out how you are sitting at your desk and adjust accordingly. Questions? Send us a message or give us a call, we are happy to help!