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Should I use chair armrest or not?

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Asked by: Jay Habersham

The first being that we should use armrests as they support our upper limbs and reduce the amount of load down to our lower back when in a seated posture. The second being that we should not use armrests as they create risk factors such as shoulder shrugging, contact stress on the forearm and leaning postures.

Is it better to have a chair with armrests?

What people say about armrests worsening your posture is not true. On the contrary, using a desk chair with armrests gives you more back and neck support. Our arms need something that holds them or supports them while we work. That reduces muscle strain and eases the load on your back.

Are arm rests necessary?

Armrests are very helpful in providing support for your arms and hands. They will help to guide both your arms and hands into a relaxed position, easing the muscle tension that often shows up when they are not in the right position.

What is the problem of a chair without armrests?

A chair without armrests does not provide a patient with leverage when attempting to get up out of the chair.

Are armrests bad for ergonomics?

This means that the position of the armrests are wider than their shoulder breadth so to use the armrests the user would need to move their elbow away from their torso (resulting in shoulder abduction aka an awkward posture). And, of course this is considered to be an ergonomic risk for the shoulder and upper back.

Why do office chairs have arm rests?

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Why do office chairs have armrests?

Armrests help ensure that you are able to achieve the perfect position to prevent injuries and allow you to work comfortably for hours at a time. One of the disadvantages of having an office chair with armrests is that they can prevent you from getting close enough to your desk.

Should I rest my arms on my desk?

Standing at a desk requires the desk be the correct height – your elbows should be bent to 90 degrees and the desk should be set to the height of your forearms. This means your shoulders are able to be in the relaxed position as your forearms rest on the desk.

Should I use armrests while typing?

Don’t use wrist rests or armrests while typing-only while resting. If your workstation has wrist rests or armrests, be sure to use them only while taking breaks. Never use wrist rests or armrests while typing. A wrist rest should be used to rest the heel of your palm, not your wrist itself.

Should armrests be level with desk?

The ideal height range of armrests should be such that it is high enough to be level with your desk, and low enough that it can go under the desk when needed. Measure the amount of clearance space you have under your desk to get the proper measurements.