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Ergonomic Keyboard Trays

Written by Josh Dodes
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Few office products have become more essential in recent years than ergonomic keyboard trays. Far more than simply space-efficient, truly effective ergonomic keyboard trays can actually help head off significant repetitive stress injuries. To understand why this is so, a clearer understanding of repetitive stress injuries is in order.

The most important reason for the much-discussed explosion in cumulative trauma disorders is, of course, our growing reliance upon computers. Even a few years ago, the average worker had no choice but to leave her desk for a wide variety of tasks. That meant that even if her typing posture put an inordinate strain on her arm, neck, and back muscles, she enjoyed the benefit of frequent breaks.

The Modern Need for Ergonomic Keyboard Trays

Today, however, computers have made it possible to work for hours in a row without relief. As a result, the seemingly minor joint pressures caused by typing with your arms at an uncomfortable height or distance are greatly magnified. Fortunately, well-designed ergonomic keyboard trays can ameliorate this situation in a simple, elegant way.

Now that a few simple adjustments to your workspace can help you avoid the pain of repetitive stress injuries for years to come, there is no reason for health-conscious workers not to do so. I urge you to invest the time and energy necessary to explore your full range of options. Once you identify a set of ergonomic solutions that are right for you, your only surprise may be that you have not done so earlier.


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