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Desk, Computer Strain & Shoulder Pain

This condition arises with prolonged sitting and desk work often associated with office ergonomics. Poor posture and repetitive activities can lead to tightness, weakness, and pain in the muscles of the shoulder, back, neck, arms and hands. Tightness and nagging discomfort will be felt worsening as the day progresses. Headaches or numbness and tingling in the arms and hands may also be present. Those who have office jobs, poor monitor or keyboard placement, and spend periods of time at a computer will often experience this.

Self Check: Try sitting at the edge of your chair with your back straight, shoulders rolled back, palms facing upward in your lap, and chin tucked. If this relieves the tension felt you may be experiencing this condition.

What causes Computer Strain & Shoulder Pain?

This condition arises with prolonged sitting and desk work often associated with office ergonomics. Poor posture and repetitive activities can lead to tightness, weakness, and pain in the muscles of the shoulder, back, neck, arms and hands. Improper positioning of head and shoulders places undue strain on the upper shoulder and lower neck which compresses joints and fatigues muscles.

What are Symptoms of Computer Strain & Shoulder Pain?

Tightness and nagging discomfort will be felt worsening as the day progresses. Headaches or numbness and tingling in the arms and hands may also be present.

How do you treat Computer Strain & Shoulder Pain?

Postural training, stretching and strengthening protocols are used to address weak and overused muscles. Adjustments and soft tissue treatment is utilized to restore function and mobility of the spinal joints and muscles.

Did you know?

Those who have office jobs, poor monitor or keyboard placement, and spend long periods of time at a computer will often experience this.