of us, sitting at a desk during the day means a lot of
movement with a mouse.
often, this means moving your right shoulder back — which
can create an imbalance.
Robin Boshears, who owns 100 percent Chiropractic in Addison,
Texas, often sees patients with shoulder and neck issues.
come in, and I say, ‘Do you work at a desk all day?’"
herself has had two shoulder surgeries.
definitely is an issue for me on a daily basis," she
one side constantly can create issues with the rotator cuff,
suggests switching your mouse from side to side — so if you
use your mouse on the right side, put it on the left and vice
versa. Most computers have a setting that can make a mouse
more left-hand friendly, she said.
takes a little bit to get used to, but if you’re going back
and forth, you’re not creating an imbalance," she said.
placement is also important.
reaching forward, our arms are coming forward, our necks are
moving forward," she said.
weren’t designed to be straining forward constantly, and
most people are too far from their keyboard.
a keyboard should be in a place where arms are at sides, with
your elbow at a 90-degree angle while pressing the keys.
that you might not notice strain all the time and it is
"a slow, progressive change."
slowly losing strength, you’re slowly losing range of
motion, all because we’re not in the correct position and
posture that we should be," she said.
these simple fixes, including elevating your screen to eye
level, can benefit your health in the long run.