Don’t Let Your Computer Cause Shoulder Pain
If you are a shoulder pain sufferer, do you also slouch over a computer?
If the answer is yes, you are almost certainly aggravating your own shoulder pain!
Being slouched over a computer rolls the shoulders inwards, and shortens the pectoral muscles (chest muscles).
This puts the rotator cuff muscles at a mechanically disadvantaged position which weakens them, and leaves them prone to injury.
I’m seeing ever increasing numbers of patients at my clinics with shoulder pain resulting from poor posture when working at the computer.
Computer Shoulder Pain Tips
Try this tip – let your shoulders relax when sitting in a chair.
Gently squeeze your shoulder blades together which will pull the shoulders back and take loads of stress off the shoulder areas.
Another important tip is to take frequent short breaks away from your computer.
Get up and walk around every hour, even fro just a few minutes.
Tim Allardyce DO MCSP SRP