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Health Tip: Symptoms of Computer Strain

-- Frequent computer use -- especially when it involves poor posture or keystroke repetition -- can damage nerves, muscles, tendons or ligaments.

Here are common symptoms of computer-related injury, courtesy of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:

  • Numbness of the fingers.
  • Pain or soreness in the lower back, neck, shoulders or wrists.
  • Headache.
  • Dryness, redness and soreness of the eyes, or blurred vision.

Posted: June 2008


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