Wrist pain was up by 96% last month compared to January 2019, a gigantic increase. This could be linked to poor WFH setups, and back pain’s big rise could be too. Eye strain saw the third biggest increase, a possible sign that we’re spending far too much time staring at screens while stuck indoors.
Again compared to January 2019, headaches were up 56% compared, with 217k reports. Finally, while knee pain is up, it’s seen the lowest increases. We can’t be sure, but this may be due to people not moving around so much and therefore lowering the chance of injury. Of course, a lack of movement has its own negative health effects.
Overall, it’s not a pretty picture, especially if the rising trend continues. Businesses that went remote due to the pandemic: Have you made sure your employees have what they need to create a healthy setup at home?
If not, it might be time to get on that.
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