My RSI Story

RSI-Relief.com, as well as the RSI-Relief Blog, has been up and running for a little over a month now, and I’ve had numerous queries about my RSI experiences, so I’ve decided to share my own RSI story. The symptoms began about seven years ago for me, with wrist pain and …

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US Outsources RSI

For years, IT (Information Technology) services such as data entry, programming, and technical support have been outsourced from America to places with a large pool of low-cost technical talent, such as India, displacing millions of American workers in the process. Now it appears that we’ve outsourced more than just jobs. …

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Dangerous RSI Pain Relief Advice?

In an article at the company’s web site (Natural Pain Relief at Hand for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Real Solution Remedies discuss using their “Naturally Painless” spray-on pain relief for dealing with RSI pain. The product is touted as an all-natural alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen, …

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Deskercise!

An article in the Hindustan Times, India’s leading English-language newspaper, Kiran Sawhney reports on workplace-related RSI problems (When Working Isn’t Working For Your Health) and offers some simple suggestions, including: Sit on an exercise ball instead of a chair (ErgoBlog has some comments on this) Use something to remind you …

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Nocturnal Splints Can Provide RSI Relief

An article in The Medical Post reports that “In a recent randomized trial involving automotive assembly plant workers, those given a splint to wear at night for six weeks reported much less pain than controls, even months later” and that “pain was cut in half by six weeks among splinted …

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Gardening With RSI

An article at eDiets.com (Warm Up for Gardeners’ Workout) warns of the dangers of garden work. It reports gardening among the “10 occupations with the highest rates of carpal tunnel syndrome”. All that digging, scooping, hoeing, raking, pruning, bending, kneeling, pulling, pushing, lifting and hauling can wear on a person, …

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RSI Hurts

There’s a new blog called RSI Hurts about the author’s firsthand experiences with RSI. The first posts discuss RSI symptoms, RSI coping strategies, and the delicate subject of telling your employer about your RSI problems and asking for workplace accomodations. Though only a couple weeks old, this blog looks promising.

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Evoluent Vertical Mouse 2 Review

LIVEdigitally.com offers a review of the Evoluent Vertical Mouse 2, an unusual but potentially useful pointing device. As the name indicates, this mouse is used in a vertical, rather than horizontal, position that supports your hand in a relaxed “handshake” position that eliminates forearm twisting. This can help people suffering …

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