Do you believe in the cliché No pain No gain? This probably depends on who you have heard this say or in what context. Pain means different things to different people. When I treat patients with spine or sports injuries in the clinic, I often ask what kind of pain they have. Yes – what kind of pain- because different kinds of pain mean different things. For example…
The modern man or woman today is more married to their laptop than to their spouse! Jokes apart, people do spend enormous amounts of time with their laptops, and usually in awkward postures. When laptops were invented they were meant to differentiate a portable class of PC from desktops and hence got termed laptops. But the term laptop is really a misnomer! The laptop is not really meant to be used on the lap for a variety of reasons.
Day in and day out I get patients whose pain has originated at their workplace. So no matter how much they treat their condition, the minute they get back into faulty postures at work, they are back to square one. Whether you are a gym enthusiast or a sedentary person glued to your laptop, it is essential to know how to keep yourself injury-free at work.