Long periods of working at a computercan increase the chance of developingan injury. Muscle and joint pain,overuse injuries of the upper limbsand eyestrain can result frominappropriate computer use. The riskscan be reduced or eliminated withproper work space design, improvedposture and good working habits.
Back and neck pain, headaches, andshoulder and arm pain are commoncomputer-related injuries.
Such muscle and joint problems canbe caused or made worse by poorworkstation design, bad posture andsitting for extended periods of time.