The risks of excessive computer use

In this digital era, life is almost impossible without the use of computers. But not using the computer in a healthy way is creating various health complications. Doctors say that using a computer for 4 hours or more can cause many physical problems. Prolonged use of the computer keyboard and mouse causes extra tension or stress on the tendons, nerves, wrists, arms, shoulders and neck. So if you don't take enough rest between work, these organs can cause various problems including pain.

What problems can occur with excessive computer use? What is the remedy? Know them.

1. Muscular problems

People who use computers a lot often suffer from this problem. If the sitting position is not correct, problems like back, neck or waist pain may occur.


  • Chairs and computer tables should be placed in such a way that the monitor screen is at eye level.
  • The spine should be straight.
  • Both legs should be spread straight. As a result, the muscles will not be strained.
  • You have to get up and walk between jobs. 

2. Pain in the neck, fingers and shoulders

If you work with a mouse for a long time, blood circulation in the fingers decreases. As a result, you can feel pain in the finger. Pain in the shoulder muscles may also occur. Wrists and fingers are more prone to carpal tunnel syndrome.


  • Should the mouse be placed next to the board in such a way that the whole hand can move?
  • Use the wrist and hand together when using the mouse, not just the wrist.
  • Type lightly and gently. It is better to work without keeping the wrist in a fixed position while typing.
  • When not typing, do you move your hand away from the board, stretch your arm. Let the hands relax.

3. Eye problems

Human eyes are structurally inclined to look at objects more than six meters away, so any close work puts extra strain on your eye muscles. Working on the computer for a long time can cause various problems in the eyes, it is called computer vision syndrome. This syndrome includes burning eyes, dry eyes, itchy eyes, red eyes and dry tears.


  • The monitor screen must be 50-60 cm away from the eyes.
  • Tilt the screen slightly to avoid reflections or glare.
  • If using a document holder, keep it close to the screen.
  • The light from overhead lamps and table lamps should be dimmed so that it does not shine into your eyes or the computer screen.
  • Don't stare at the screen. Close both eyes occasionally. After every 10 minutes
  • Then look at something in the distance for a while, it will relax the eyes.
  • Work by lowering the screen brightness. So as not to put too much pressure on the eyes.

4. Headaches

Headaches can occur when the muscles of the head and neck are not functioning properly. Sitting in front of the computer for a long time every day can also cause headaches due to eye problems.


Get regular eye checkups. It is better not to work on the neck. Try to keep your neck straight.