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How to prevent Complaints to Arms, Neck and/or Schouders?

CANS stands for Complaints to Arms, Neck and/or Shoulders that have not arisen as a result of an acute trauma or which are not caused by a systematic illness. These complaints arise when you work in the same posture for a long time or make repetitive movements. The complaints occur in the neck, shoulders, arms, wrists and hands. The complaints can manifest themselves as pain, fatigue, irritation of muscles and tendons, tingling, a deaf feeling or loss of strength. Previously, RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) or a mouse arm was also mentioned.

How do you prevent RSI / CANS?

  • Make sure you have a good starting position in your working posture and change your posture regularly.
  • Take regular breaks.
  • Alternate screen work with other work.
  • Rest after every hour of screen work 10 minutes.
  • Do not work more than 5 to 6 hours per day on a monitor. For laptop users, the standard is 2 hours per day, unless a laptop stand is used in combination with a separate keyboard and mouse.
  • Take complaints seriously. Initial complaints (pain, tingling, stiff or deaf feeling) can quickly become serious!


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