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Research short: Managing arm pain in computer users

Dr Mary Wyatt

Ergonomic keyboards can help reduce the effects of recurrent arm pain in office workers.

Arm problems are commonly associated with the use of a computer. It is generally accepted among occupational therapists that having a good ergonomic setup is needed to prevent and manage pain. This Canadian study sought to assess whether an ergonomic keyboard made a difference for employees with long term arm pain or work-related upper extremity disorders. 30 patients were given ergonomic keyboards and used them for approximately three...

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