A lot of folks have been working from home ever since coronavirus shelter-in-place orders were put in place, and while it certainly has its benefits, there have definitely been some negative side effects, including added aches and pains.
A new survey finds:
- 25% of Americans say they’ve been dealing with increased aches and pains during quarantine.
- 50% of people say doing less physical activity and walking has caused the added pains, while 40% blame it on sitting too much.
- Other reasons for increased aches and pains during quarantine include:
- Poor posture while working from home (36%)
- Lack of support on my feet (34%)
- Sleeping longer than usual (32%)
- Not wearing shoes (30%)
- Walking on hard surfaces barefoot (29%)
- Sitting in an uncomfortable chair (27%)
- Sleeping in a weird position (24%)
- Change in location (18%)
Of course different people are experiencing different types of aches and pains. The most common include:
- Back pain (48%)
- Neck pain (34%)
- Shoulder pain (29%)
- Hip pain (29%)
- Arch pain in the feet (29%)
- Knee pain (28%)
- Pain in the balls of the feet (24%)
- Heel pain (19%)
Source: SWNS Digital