Today, desk chairs are essential pieces of office furniture. With increasing work hours and the amount of time that is spent seated in front of a computer, desk chairs have to be comfortable. Desk chairs have been known to cause back pain, side pain, and even pain in the legs and hips. This type of pain can be chronic and make working a miserable experience. Desk chairs do not have to cause problems and can be comfortable. One of the newest trends in desk chairs is to have them ergonomically designed.
Ergonomic desk chairs are going to give you the best support while sitting, working, and typing at a desk for extended periods of time. Most people think that these desk chairs are more expensive than normal desks chairs but this is simply untrue. If you or your company are in need of new desk chairs and you are thinking about going ergonomic there are a few things to keep in mind.
First of all consider your present desk chair and how it fits your body. Does it feel too big or small? Do you your legs hang over the seat of the chair and do your feet sit comfortably on the ground? Not being able to reach the floor while sitting is bad for your circulation and will cause pain in your legs and ankles. Swelling may even occur from desk chairs which are too high. If your legs are too long and you are uncomfortable in your chair, you are probably too big for the chair. Desk chairs come in a number of different sizes and you will be able to find the right one for your body type.
Ergonomic desk chairs are designed to keep the human body in a comfortable and well supported position. A good chair will have a soft cushion on the front side of your chair seat along the backs of your knees. Knee pain is often caused by worn chairs that have lost their cushion in that region. The chair seat essentially cuts off the circulation to the rest of the leg. Obviously sitting for extended period of times is uncomfortable enough, your desk chair should not be contributing to the problem. Quality desk chairs are going to have the ability to adjust not just up and down by side to side to fit the user’s exact body shape and structure preferences.
Desk chairs should also support the lumbar or lower portion of your back. When first using ergonomic desk chairs people will feel slightly uncomfortable because there is bulge in the back of the chair. However, this bulge will help support your lower back and your comfortable level will adjust. Desk chairs are never ‘one size fits all’ and should carefully chosen to fit the specific needs of the individual user.