Do you get sore working on your computer a lot?
We all spend hours a day now at computers. Whether you blog or not, much time is now spent on the internet. Your computer can make or break you.
This image above would hurt anyone’s neck with long term use in this position as well as possible carpal tunnel from keyboard use and writing too! He is not ergonomically correct. Years ago when I first started working in the newspaper business I was typing constantly. I developed carpal tunnel. I wore the wrist brace, iced it, took meds and after a while it got better. When it flared up I took B-6, 50-100 mg per day. It really helped and it’s a mood booster too 🙂
When I started the online stores and was always on the computer my neck began to ache. I had use heating pads, ice, and acupuncture – which helped me get through Lyme over the years too. But I discovered something last summer. My sister, who never was into gyms, decided to join one. I almost fell out of my chair. You see we are not much alike. We are close and get along great but we are on different time schedules and think differently about a lot of things. It’s great because I can bounce things off her and see things from another angle. Anyways she asked if I would join so I did.
We went together on weekends, during vacation time and sometimes after work. She has gone more often than I. I discovered coincidentally that using certain machines there took care of the pain in my shoulder. So I went back this weekend and decided to share with you which machine.
This machine above did the trick. Pulling down the weights (25 lbs) for 28 times really makes a huge difference. I don’t know why but I think it stretches the muscles out and gets rid of the stress there. Below shows you how to use it and what it does. Now to just get there more often so I have no pain in the shoulder again.
Do you get sore from being on the computer so much? What do you do for relief?
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