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Ergonomic desk chair

Ergonomic desk chair is that chair that will ensure correct posture to the users who work long hours while sitting. Ergonomic desk chair is a solution to the problems like back pain, Repetitive strain injury and Carpal tunnel syndrome, which are caused mainly due to the awkward postures.

Ergonomic desk chairs should allow the user to control and adjust the keyboard and mouse independent of each other. An ergonomic desk chair supports every user and provides a comfortable posture to sit in. Working for long hours will produce back problems.

So, it is important to have ergonomic desk chairs which support the lower back and promotes good postures.

Ergonomic Desk Chair Tips:

  1. The seat height of the ergonomic desk chair should be easily adjustable.
  2. The seat height should be 16 to 21 inches from the floor. This allows the user to have his feet flat on the floor, with arms thighs horizontal and arms even to the height of the desk.
  3. The armrest of the ergonomic desk chair should allow the user to rest his arms comfortably and allow relaxed shoulders.
  4. The material of the ergonomic desk chair should be having enough padding allowing the user to sit comfortably for extended periods of time.
  5. Back Seat of the ergonomic desk chair should be 12 to 19 inches wide. The ergonomic desk chair should support the natural curve of the spine. A special attention should be given to the lumbar region of the ergonomic desk chair.
  6. If the ergonomic desk chair has the backrest and the seat as single piece, then it should be forward and backward adjustable and if the ergonomic desk chair has separate seat and backrest, then it should be height and angle adjustable.
  7. Lumbar support i.e. the lower back of the ergonomic desk chair is very important. An ergonomic desk chair should have a both height and depth adjustments, so that each user can get a good support to the inward curve of the back.
  8. The seat width and depth of the ergonomic desk chair should support every user comfortably.
  9. The seat of the ergonomic desk chair should be 17 to 2 inches wide and should be enough so that the user can sit with his back against the backrest of the ergonomic desk chair while leaving 2 to 4inches between the seat of the chair and back of the chair.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a pinched nerve (called the Median nerve) in the wrist. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the inflammatory disorder that is caused due to repetitive stress, physical injury or any other condition that causes the tissues around the median nerve to inflated.

Actually carpal tunnel is a small canal or tunnel runs from the forearm through the wrist. Bones form three walls of the tunnel, which are bridged by strong, broad ligament.The median nerve passes through this tunnel, which actually supplies feeling to the thumb, index, and ring fingers, the nine tendons that flex the fingers and also provides function for the thenar muscles, which are actually the muscles at the base of the thumb.

When the protective lining of the tendons within the carpal tunnel inflamed and swell or when the ligament that forms the roof becomes thicker and broader leads to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The result is compression on median nerve fibers due to the swollen tendons and thickened ligaments; there will be slow down in the transmission of the nerve signals through this carpal tunnel.

This ultimately results in pain, numbness, and tingling sensation in the wrist, hand, and fingers leaving the little finger, as it not affected by the median nerve which is nothing but the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Fig- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) 

Carpal tunnel syndrome is also categorized as repetitive stress injuries, cumulative trauma disorder, overuse syndromes, chronic upper limb pain syndrome, or repetitive motion disorders which are all associated generally with repetitive and forceful use of the hands that damages the muscles and bones.

Many believe that constant repetitive use of the hand causes the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This is referred to as repetitive or accumulative trauma disorders. This results in wrist pain and numbness to the thumb and first two fingers.