Your hands can be severely injured in car accidents, and symptoms may not show up immediately, but may take awhile to present themselves. Because the base of the thumb can be injured by the steering wheel and the carpal tunnel is in close proximity, it is reasonable to calculate the carpal tunnel takes blunt trauma during impact.
Repetitive strain injuries are mostly caused by making the same movements over and over again as part of the responsibilities and duties of a particular job. It is unbelievable how the overuse of a simple motion can put a toll on particular parts of your body.
The ErgoSlope is a gently-sloping and notched add-on desktop which attaches easily to your existing desk in just seconds. It provides comfortable support for your forearms and elbows and allows for wrist and arm angles which match the natural ‘rest angle’ of your joints.
A quick sampling of messages on Twitter provides a revealing look at how many people are really experiencing RSI-related problems. There are a lot of people hurting out there…
This is a list 14 Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Prevention Tips. The tips, while familiar, are worth being reminded of. Do you have any additional tips for RSI prevention?
The condition of RSI is a syndrome that effects muscles, tendons and nerves in the hands, arms and upper back and is developed when muscles in these areas are kept tense for long periods of time, due to poor posture and/or repetitive motions. The problem of guitarists and other musicians suffering from RSI is not a new one, with several popular guitarists falling foul of the syndrome.
In “Musings from an overworked translator”, Jill Sommer reviews WorkPace, a software utility that reminds computer users to take breaks and leads them through a series of exercises.
Knitters spend hours repeating a small number of motions, so are therefore at risk of RSI, which develops over time and its symptoms often come on gradually. Here are a few defensive tactics whether you’re already a sufferer or just a concerned knitter.
An “ergonomic chair” is better than a plain old chair, right? Maybe. The problem is that stores and manufacturers are starting to put the word “ergonomic” in front of every chair they sell, whether it has anything to do with ergonomics or not. There is more to ergonomics than a little added cushioning in the seat.
A user reviews the voice recognition capability included in Microsoft Vista, and was pleasantly surprised: “Training took only a few minutes, and the software’s accuracy was higher than anything I tried before.”