nsuring that you have the proper workstation setup at home is always important, but it is especially so during this extended period of spending hours at the computer and on Zoom meetings. If you are finding that you are starting to experience some back, neck and/or shoulder pain, it is likely that your workstation ergonomics can be improved upon. Poor ergonomics can lead to various postural and repetitive strain injuries, as well as general aches and pains. These injuries can include tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic neck pain, headaches, back pain, and shoulder joint dysfunction. Some of the symptoms of these injuries can include sharp, intense pain, dull/achy pain, numbness, tingling, a constant burning sensation and a decrease in mobility in your neck, shoulders and upper back.
Depending on the nature of your job, it is important to first decide where your work-from-home setup will be stationed. Consider the amount floorspace that can accommodate a desk that provides ample workspace, not only for your keyboard, mouse and monitor, but for also other essentials such as your tablet, cellphone, coffee mug, and office supplies (pens, etc.) Now let’s dive a little deeper into three important factors to consider with your home office ergonomics.