Do you spend hours typing at your computer every day? Do you frequently use your mouse and keyboard to play video games or surf the web? In both cases, you could be feeling some effects of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury), also known as CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome). Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to prevent these injuries by investing in arm and wrist supports that are designed to reduce discomfort and improve your posture over time.
How to prevent Repetitive Strain Injury
With up to a billion dollars a year in RSI-related lost wages and related costs, people should know how to prevent RSI. The best way to prevent RSIs is by using an arm or wrist support designed for that specific purpose. Arm supports such can provide adequate relief from muscle strain while preventing stress on tendons and joints, which is key in preventing RSIs. So don’t wait another minute!
Which kind of wrist rests are there?
There are different kinds of wrist rests, and Gannon Ergonomics offer you diversity. One kind is a gel wrist rest for example. The gel improves your comfort while typing, keeping your wrists in their natural position; furthermore it keeps your hands cool during those hot summer days. Another variation is a palm support, which helps to keep your hand stable while typing. Most if not all supports are going to be great for your wellbeing, but it depends on what you’re looking for.
Finding the right support
Finding a good arm or wrist support is easy if you know what to look for. Start by looking at your own situation: if you feel aches and pains when typing, or cramps when holding your phone in one hand, it’s probably time to invest in something ergonomic. If you have existing injuries, be aware that you might need more advanced support—for example, if arthritis is an issue. However, if this just a dull pain, discomfort, or mild RSI, then arm and wrist supports are going to be of huge benefit to you, both in the workplace and at home.
About Gannon Ergonomics
For over 30 years, Gannon Ergonomics has been a leading innovator in providing arm and wrist supports. Our products include both adjustable arm rests that can be adjusted up or down to accommodate your height, as well as memory foam wrist rests that provide ergonomic relief at home or at work.