Can I prevent Repetitive Strain Injury?

Thousands of people every year suffer from work-related injury such as tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel, and tendonitis

 

The problem has arisen and spiralled through intensive computer-related use,  and posture -related health problems due to sedentary office based jobs.

How Can I Prevent RSI?

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) can be prevented by using adaptive technology for your job – such as specialised equipment – I.e. keyboard, mouse, wrist pad, chair, pen tablet, and voice recognition.

RSI can also be prevented by taking ‘regular breaks’ and ‘exercising and strengthening’ overused muscles. The condition can be highly debilitating and extremely painful resulting in sleepless nights and time off work if proper care is not taken. Most people ignore work-related pain until the it becomes unbearable and end up relying on anti-inflammitory medication – which only provides temporary relief.

Did you know that RSI can be prevented by taking short breaks from your desktop combined with simple short stretching exercises?

For more comprehensive information on how to prevent and treat RSI :

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