There’s a good article on the IT Analysis web site, about the dangers of repetitive strain injury (RSI) for IT (Information Technology) workers. In Warning! Computers Can Cripple You, Peter Abrahams of Bloor Research relates the interesting stories of two people who’ve suffered from the devastating effects of RSI.
In both stories, the person involved tried to “work through the pain”, and ended up being severely damaged as a result.
This is another sobering reminder that repetitive strain injury can be very serious. At first, you may think of the pain as a mere nuisance that’s keeping you from getting your work done. But the pain is a warning from your body that something’s not right. You ignore that warning at your own peril.