Novice Guitarists Under Threat of Repetitive Strain Injury

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.

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Winter Workaholic

This is my first winter working full time from home, and I’ve found that, with the cold weather outside, I’m stuck in the house for long stretches, and I tend to spend too much time in front of the computer. I’m still using WorkPace to remind me to take breaks …

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Remodeling is a Pain

We’re remodeling our house, and I’m doing some of the work myself. A few days ago we pulled up the carpet in the basement, and found that the padding was clued to the concrete floor. I ended up using a floor scraper tool to get the padding off the concrete. …

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Reaching For RSI

In an article in The Union, a newspaper in Nevada County, CA, Dave Moller writes about workstation setup and computer ergonomics. The article discusses how best to arrange your workstation, and the importance of exercises and taking breaks. This is all pretty standard advice, and something you’ve probably heard a …

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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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RSI Makes Musicians Face The Music

An article in the Miami Herald (When Sonatas Strike Back) discusses Repetitive Strain Injuries that can affect classical musicians, listing some pieces that are especially stressful on the players. These “killer tunes” include Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, Ravel’s Bolero, Handel’s Messiah, and works by Tchaikovsky and John Adams. The article includes …

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