‘Mouse Shoulder’ is a term used to define a symptom that occurs in people who use computers for long hours. It occurs in the neck and shoulder region and can lead to a deep pain in the upper part of the shoulder. The pain radiates from the neck and is felt throughout the upper torso.
Who are most likely to acquire it?
Those who need to use the computer mouse too frequently frequently. It is caused by performing repetitive movements, while in a fixed position. It is a kind of strain that develops due to lack of non-linear movements.
What should you do?
1) Keep your arm relaxed. Use a desk that gives you this freedom.
2) Use an arm support device, if possible.
3) Get up and move about at regular intervals.
4) Follow a set of shoulder strengthening exercises once the pain subsides.