Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), develops slowly and can affect many parts of the body. Symptoms include aching, tenderness, swelling, pain, cracking, tingling, numbness, loss of-strength, loss of joint movement and diminishing co-ordination of the injured area. The Following guidelines will help prevent RS1 while working at your computer:
- Feet flat on the floor
- Calves perpendicular to the floor
- Thighs parallel to the floor
- Forearms parallel to the floor
- Wrists should be straight
- Tilt the seat to get thighs higher than knees.
- Your back should make contact with chair back.
- Chair back tilted no more than 10 degrees.
- Adjust the seat 50 that thighs rest on the seat and Feet firmly on the floor.
- If you have to be higher to get in the right relationship to the desk or the keyboard, use a footrest.
Computer monitor placement
- 4-6 to 51 cm away from your eyes
- 15 to 30 degrees below your straight-ahead line of sight.
Ask yourself: Are you comfortable throughout the day’s works If It reels good and you tend not to shirt trying to get comfortable, then you are probably at less risk of injury.