Working from home was not familiar to most of us not until the COVID-19 pandemic came around that forced most of us to convert to working from home.
Unfortunately, not all can make our homes comfortable working spaces, many of our homes were never set up with a proper working environment to provide maximum work efficiency. Simply because we are used that our homes to live not to work.
These continual discomforts can lead to back pains, neck pains, and sprains risk will increase. The good news is there are natural ways to prevent this from happening, we look at what causes these aches and pains.
Learn and understand the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and taking care of your healthcare needs.
Your computer set-up can cause a bad posture
Did you know that a poor set-up workstation can cause different kinds of injuries such as neck pain, backpains, strain, and wrist strain? Also working for a long time like 7 - 8 hours in this kind of environment will only aggravate the situation.
If a computer table is too high or too low
Using a kitchen table is too high while coffee is also too low to be a computer desk.
Remember that too high a workstation will compensate by adding extra energy to your shoulder, elevating your arms and resting your forearms requires extra effort to do.
Meanwhile, working in a too low workstation will make you lean forward and hunch over, or extend your hands forward which makes your back unsupported. Working like this in a long run can lead to stress on your shoulder, wrist, neck, and elbows which can cause discomfort, soreness, stiffness, and worst injury.
Using a laptop
Using a laptop is very convenient and easy to carry during travel, however, the laptop is not ideal to use for a very long time at a desk. Even when your screen is adjusted at the right level, the keyboard is always too low. And when you adjust it right, the screen becomes too high. Therefore, you will choose between stressing your neck or, hands or wrists.
It will start as discomfort and stiffness that leads to pain in your upper and lower back, elbows, hands, and wrists. And if these discomforts and pains are not given immediate attention solutions by preventive measures or seeing a healthcare provider such as an orthopedic specialist, they may progress to chronic conditions that affect your bones, muscles, and tendons.
How to ease work-from-home pains
Working and typing all day at the computer can cause you to overuse your wrist muscles to prevent your wrist from getting locked and restricting your range try stretching your wrist flexors and extensors. You also tend to lean your head toward the screen and pull your shoulder now try doing shoulder shrugs. Your brain is aware of the proper height of your shoulder should be. Your upper body tends to contract every time you hunch over your computer stretching your back and chest, by clasping your hands behind your head and squeezing your shoulder blades, helps open up the chest and the shoulders.
Who doesn't love massages? Massage can be a key factor in decreased pain and increased muscle function. You might already have a good understanding of the benefits of massage. From relieving the physical discomfort created by an overtight muscle to increasing the flow of blood and lymph to the brain and other organs, to the simple but powerful effect of being cared for, massages from 10 to 180 minutes have a real impact on our wellbeing.
Now that we're all staying home and spas are closed (and in-house massage services aren't exactly ideal either), the best option is to get a Medcursor Massage Chair Pad. It has shiatsu, kneading, rolling, heating, and vibration functions, providing you pain relief for neck, shoulder, and back muscles and relaxations of the whole body. This chair massager will be an indispensable part of your daily wellness routine—no matter your age, health, or lifestyle.
It is now easier to get a massage whilst working at home and also make your working day more productive.
Feel better, Move better, Be better.