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  1. FTC

    FTC iPF Noob

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    Hi, I'm new to the forum. Came here to see if other users were experiencing neck pain. I could see from my google of the iPad neck pain that I'm probably not alone. Any suggestions for this condition?
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    Ftc
     
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    Posture and time is important. Make sure to avoid neck positions that are too flexed or tilted back. It is ideal to keep your head in a straight forward position with your iPad at eye level or close to it. You can use props such as stands to get it upright and easier to see.

    Also, avoid long durations of using your iPad. Long durations in one position makes muscle constantly contracted and reduces blood flow to the tissue. This creates risk of soreness and trigger points to your neck and back. Get up and walk, give yourself a break.

    Take a look at these previous threads:
    Neck pain - Google Search

    Also, a consumer guide to dealing with neck pain from the American physical therapy association(APTA):
    http://www.apta.org/Consumers/PatientHandouts/NeckPain/Exercises/

    Always consult with your healthcare team when starting an activity as well as discuss your health needs. Good luck!!
     
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    leelai Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Skimonkey has given you some great info here already. Yes you need to use the iPad in a way that is not straining your neck. Sometimes you get so engrossed with the iPad that time passes very quickly but you've been in the same position too long, take a break and have a big stretch and get the kinks out.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
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    SweetPoison iPad Legend

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    Welcome! 
     
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    Suzyqtex52 iPF Noob

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    Good luck!
     
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    Kaykaykay iPad Wizard

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    One possibility: Load Amazon's Windowshop app and check out iPad stands galore. (The Windowshop app makes for much easier and quicker browsing than the regular website.) There are plenty of stands for sale elsewhere online, too.
     

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