Muscle pain from sedentary work: causes and remedies

In the frenzy of modern life, sedentary work has become an everyday reality for many people. Sitting for long periods of time, often in front of a computer screen, these individuals can develop annoying and even debilitating musculoskeletal pain. In this article, we’ll explore the underlying causes of these pains and find out how TEPY, the revolutionary AI-powered muscle pain care app, can be an effective solution.

The Causes of Sedentary Work Musculoskeletal Pain

Incorrect posture: One of the main culprits of muscle pain related to sedentary work is incorrect posture. Sitting for many hours with poor posture can put significant pressure on the spine and muscles, leading to tension and pain.

Lack of Movement: The human body is designed for movement. Lack of physical activity during sedentary work can cause muscle and joint stiffness. Muscles that are not used regularly become weak and susceptible to pain.

Visual effort: Those who work in front of a screen for many hours may experience eye fatigue and neck tension due to prolonged attention to detail.

Stress: Sedentary work, often linked to deadlines and work pressures, can increase stress levels. This stress can manifest itself through muscle tension and physical discomfort.

Remedies for Sedentary Work Musculoskeletal Pain

Regular exercise**: Integrating exercise into your daily routine is crucial. Even a short walk during breaks can help keep your muscles active and prevent stiffness.

Correct posture**: Be sure to sit and look at the monitor with proper posture. An ergonomically designed chair can help support your spine and reduce the load on your muscles.

Change of Stimuli**: Changing location, chair and desk from time to time helps our body to readapt to new stimuli, thus avoiding always overloading the same structures.

Stretching**: Practice light stretches during the working day to prevent muscle tension. Focus on your neck, shoulders, back and wrists.

Active Pause**: Every hour, take a short active break. Get up, take a few steps, stretch your muscles and breathe deeply.

TEPY: The Smart Solution for the Treatment of Muscle Pain

TEPY is an innovative application developed in collaboration with physiotherapists and experts in artificial intelligence. Using AI, TEPY is able to offer personalized treatments for muscle pain. This is not a generic solution, but a targeted approach that considers your type of pain, its cause and your personal situation.

The TEPY app will guide you through a series of targeted exercises and therapies to relieve your muscle pain, based on your indications. It’s like having a personal physiotherapist on hand, ready to provide assistance when you need it.

Muscle aches and pains can be a problem, but you don’t have to put up with them. With a combination of good work practices, regular exercise and TEPY’s smart care, you can greatly reduce discomfort and improve your quality of life.

Remember, prevention is key. Start taking care of your muscle health today and enjoy the long-term benefits.

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