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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Ergonomics (Overview)

Ergonomics a field that studies the relationship between humans and other parts of systems, seeking to optimize human health and system efficiency.


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How do I get a workplace evaluation for ergonomics?

How do I get a workplace evaluation for ergonomics?

Your doctor may help: It's not uncommon for a physician to request a workplace evaluation for ergonomics: to see if your workspace may be modified to better "fit" your body and prevent injuries. If it's a large company, there may be a physical therapist in the company who does these evaluations. Ask your doctor. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
33 doctors shared insights

Ergonomics (Overview)

Ergonomics a field that studies the relationship between humans and other parts of systems, seeking to optimize human health and system efficiency.


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How to improve ergonomics so I can stop having this pain in my wrist?

How to improve ergonomics so I can stop having this pain in my wrist?

Lots of advice: Here's a Govt link from OSHA but there are many online - just search using words: ergonomics and wrist. Also, a visit to an office supply store or website. It can be trial and error to find the best for you! https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/components_wrist_rests.html But if you have patience, you can. If it's at work - your boss may pay for it. ...Read more

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What would cause pinched facial or trigeminal nerve? Could ergonomics be a factor?

What would cause pinched facial or trigeminal nerve? Could ergonomics be a factor?

See neurologist: Trigeminal nerve or facial nerve neuralgia. Episodic neuropathic pain disorders are characterized by sudden volleys of intense, sharp stabbing pain of short duration that occur along the unilateral distribution of the involved nerve (Trigeminal or Facial). Ergonomics has no role in this complex neurologic disorder. ...Read more

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Numbness in my arm due to bad ergonomics?

Numbness in my arm due to bad ergonomics?

Possibly: Analyze your pain and suspected cause. If it is postural related to work position, the numbness should begin increasing during work hours. In early cases, numbness dissipates in the hours after work ends, especially on non-work days. If the condition has been long-standing, numbness may persist during times of inactivity. A neurologic diagnosis can point to the cause. ...Read more

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What are the relationships between mental performance system and ergonomics?

What are the relationships between mental performance system and ergonomics?

Ergonomics: The term is derived from the greek word ergon, meaning work, & nomoi, meaning natural laws. Hence the meaning "science of work & the person's relationship to that work". It looks into interactions between humans & the methods to optimize human well-being & overall system performance. ...Read more

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How could ergonomics and requirements for rest periods during working time impact on productivity.?

How could ergonomics and requirements for rest periods during working time impact on productivity.?

Pros and cons: Ideally, those things would improve productivity by assuring that workers are in optimal physical condition for doing their work. Less errors and accidents. The arguments against might be penny wise and pound foolish - thinking of the additional costs and 'lost' time on the tasks. ...Read more

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How do I treat repetitive stress syndrome when ergonomics, wrist braces, and painkillers aren't enough?

How do I treat repetitive stress syndrome when ergonomics, wrist braces, and painkillers aren't enough?

Depends: What area is subjected to the repetitive stress? May want to see a physician specializing in osteopathic manipulative medicine or a physical therapist for some specific stretches. You can also look into active release technique with a chiropractor. ...Read more

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I work sitting down, typing. I try to keep my wrists straight and and back straight in accordance with our ergonomics. My wrists are constantly hurting. I can pop them by rotating my hands counter clockwise (mainly right hand) without any other pressure,

I work sitting down, typing. I try to keep my wrists straight and and back straight in accordance with our ergonomics. My wrists are constantly hurting. I can pop them by rotating my hands counter clockwise (mainly right hand) without any other pressure,

Stop doing what you're doing.: Get away from the computer and typing. Give your wrist a rest. Once and they are healed and it a long time. Then you can start back with the limited motion. Stop if you feel pain. This will help you figure out what not to do or what you're doing that is causing the problem. ...Read more

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What does ergonomic mean?

What does ergonomic mean?

Comfortable & Easy: Ever faced w/ a piece of equipment or gizmo, or workstation that's awkward or uncomfortable 2 use? Or one that makes U say, "How this is designed 2 work doesn't make sense"? Imagine the stick shift in your car interfering w/ the controls 4 the radio when U move the stick into 3rd gear... Ergonomics = study of making stuff human-friendly so it's either physically or mentally comfortable/easy 2 use! ...Read more

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What is good ergonomic practice for sitting?

What is good ergonomic practice for sitting?

Photo: As depicted in the photo, back should be straight with chair back support, monitor at or slightly below eye level, feet supported so legs are not under pressure, arms at the sides and support elbows and wrists. ...Read more