The seemingly endless cycle of edit-test-edit-test takes its toll on programmers, especially video game programmers, who must not only use their hands when writing code, but when play-testing their games.
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) are most often associated with the hands, because we use our hands for so much, but in reality, RSI can happen nearly anywhere on the body.
A story from Plano, Texas highlights a problem many hairstylists experience from working intensely with their hands for many hours each day.
Mary related her experiences with Dragon Dictate for Macintosh and Dragon Naturally Speaking for Windows, and reaches a perhaps surprising conclusion.
When we talk about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, we’re usually most concerned about the physical symptoms and treatments, but there are other factors to consider as well, one’s we ignore at our peril.
The transition from Winter to Spring can mean more than just warmer days and more sunlight. For me, it usually means reduced hand and wrist pain due to less intense computer work and more exercise.
I have a weakness for video games, and the latest one that’s grabbed hold of my imagination is “Plants vs. Zombies”, an incredibly addictive stategy game. But it requires a LOT of point-and-click action. So fair warning: If you have problems with your hands, stay away from Plants vs. Zombies.
Over two years ago Judy experienced tingling and numbness in her right hand, and her search for relief led her to herbal supplements. Read her story here.
Everyone who lives with a chronic condition has days when everything seems to fall apart, when the struggle seems too much to bear, when the pain and the stress of coping is just soul-crushingly oppressive. Improving your physical fitness can help.
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…