Remember that intense leg day which made sitting and climbing stairs difficult? Or the day after an upper body workout when you struggled to put on your t-shirt? That feeling of ‘pain’ or ‘discomfort’ which makes moving slightly difficult is what DOMS is.
Work from home has surely worked out great for many of us. But has it really worked out for our backs? Dr Kapendra Mouli, Orthopaedic Specialist at Care.Fit explains the detrimental effects of working from home and ways to avoid falling prey to them.
Pain in the knee or lower back could be linked to mobility restrictions at another joint such as hip or ankle. Thanks to work from home, total sitting time may have increased, which leads to shortening of muscles around the hip and hence restricted mobility.
Right now, staying home and staying put is what we need to do. That said, working from home means we don’t have those walks to the water cooler or the conference room or even to borrow a stapler from a co-worker.