Suffer from pain

Do you also suffer from pain and disorders in your arms and shoulders?

Over half of all working Germans have suffered from wrist pain caused by working on a PC.

Unfortunately, it has also been found that time pressure and stress can worsen the pain and this then manifests itself in the form of discomfort in the neck, shoulders, arms or hands.

The problem of pain associated with a mouse arm does not only occur in Germany.

With the international anniversary for Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), the problem with the mouse arm is being raised around the world. This day celebrates its 20th anniversary on February 29, 2020.

The symptoms of a mouse arm differ in the degree of pain and often include one or more of these feelings: pain, sore muscles, stiffness, tingling, pulling, numbness, weakness and cramps.

Contour Design attaches great importance to the well-being of every single office worker and has therefore specialized in the mouse arm - RSI - throughout February.

 

How do I prevent the mouse arm and stress pain?

Doctors recommend that you sit in front of a computer for a maximum of 4 hours a day. Most people exceed this limit by far, which is why it is all the more important to focus on the prevention of stress pain. Here, variety is one of the important factors. Ergonomically correct work equipment plays an equally important role in the prevention of mouse arm and stress pain.

 

Variety is one of the best pieces of advice against a mouse arm

Think about your work posture and vary it regularly. It is better to vary between 10 not-so-good working postures than to maintain one correct posture all day. If your table is height adjustable, use this function. Remind yourself to get up several times a day and, if possible, to change your chair regularly.

Nobody should sit in front of a screen for more than 1-2 hours continuously. Make sure you take breaks away from the computer. Get up and move around a little. Stretch your muscles and tendons several times a day. Sit back in your chair and take your hands off the keyboard for a minute or two. There are so many different ways to make everyday life a little more varied. The only thing you need to do is take a few minutes a day to step away from your desk.

 

Ergonomic work equipment that prevents stress pain

If you want to avoid stress pain, it is important that you set up your workplace so that it exactly meets your needs. Most of them already have decent work materials, such as height-adjustable desks or a good adjustable desk chair. But it is just as important to get ergonomically correct computer equipment, such as a centrally positioned mouse, which allows more variation and is less of a burden on the body than a conventional computer mouse.

With preset buttons and a scroll bar, the RollerMouse eliminates any form of repetitive motion that causes pain in the neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist. At the same time, you have the opportunity to use both hands in a relaxed and neutral position, close to the body. In this way you can distribute the load equally between both hands.

At Contour Design you have the opportunity to test one of these ergonomic mice for 14 days free of charge and without any ties. Choose between one of these models: RollerMouse Red, Free3 or Pro3.

Read more about the RollerMouse here and try it out for free.