The Importance of a Good Workstation

ergonomic workstationOver the last week I’ve become acutely aware of the importance of a good quality ergonomic workstation.  Early last week I felt the pearcing pain associated with Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.   Immediately I had to slow down and start to pay attention to everything that I touch.  I switched from using the mouse with my right hand to using my left — which is incredibly frustrating.

I was putting in about 12 hours per day of computer usage;  and still am.  With the pain in my wrist I’ve had to put some serious thought into what I can do to keep going.  I’m only 25, and still have 2 or 3 decades of work left to do where I’ll need to use my fingers to control the computer.  I can’t let something prevent me from working effeciently.

If you use the computer a lot think about what would happen if suddenly you had to immobilize your mouse hand for 2 weeks.  To prevent that situation from coming up check out these sites for suggestions about good ergonomics.