Diseases and pains caused by the misuse of the computer

The computer it has become one of the technological gadgets that has evolved the most and has suffered in recent years, especially with the rise of the Internet and the technology developed around it.

In fact, we use the computer practically for everything: to write documents, present taxes, enroll in the University, contact our relatives or friends ... I am writing this article right now through him, and you are probably reading it through from your PC or laptop.

But with the increase in the use of the computer, the diseases, disorders and pain caused by its use; or almost better said -to be more precise-, due to its misuse, not only in terms of keyboard and mouse, but also in the way we sit in front of the monitor screen.

Back pain

Back pain is one of the most common disorders, caused by the use of the computer frequently, but above all by sitting incorrectly; that is, by adopting a bad posture in front of the computer screen.

It is usual that as the hours of work, study or even leisure in front of the monitor advance, we tend to change our position in front of him and let ourselves fall in the chair.

The solution is as simple as it is simple: sit straight on the chair, with your back against the back and never letting fall on it.

Problems in the view

Vision and vision problems due to misuse of the computer are several: from loss of vision due to the continuous use of it without resting (or by doing it very close to the screen), to itchy eyes.


As a result of the constant use of the computer without resting your eyesight.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

The so-called carpal tunnel syndrome is another of the most common disorders, which appears mainly as a result of a bad position of the wrist when using the mouse and the keyboard extended in time.

It is a peripheral neuropathy that arises when the median nerve (which extends from the forearm to the hand) is trapped or pressed into the carpal tunnel, causing heat, numbness in the fingers, cramping and tingling in the hands .

Preventing it is simple: change the keyboard to a more suitable one and use a suitable mouse pad to rest your wrist.

Image | Mike Schreifels This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.

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