For those who work in an office environment, if your keyboard is positioned too high, one result can be tendonitis and/or carpal tunnel in the wrists. If your keyboard is positioned too low your shoulders, neck and
back will stoop to accomodate your need to enter data, oftentimes resulting in neck strain, shoulder bursitis and/or mid-back tension.
Change things up!
You will want to make your own slight modifications first. Observe your own posture while sitting in front of a computer. Are you hunched over? Are you routinely extending your arm to reach for and move your mouse? Do you hunch one shoulder to cradle the phone so you can type and talk? Is there a sharp edge that your wrists rest upon while typing? Take charge of your workspace and adjust moving parts. A little misplacement can cause a lot of pain!
If these minor changes do not decrease your pain and discomfort please come see Dr. Downey for a more extensive consultation. (425) 883-2543