Typing Techniques

Correct use of the keyboard is most important. If you are not typing correctly then your incorrect typing techniques can lead to and worsen RSI. Your wrists should be straight as shown below: DVORAK Layout Various RSI sufferers have switched to the DVORAK keyboard layout as it relieves the hand …

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RSI Home Remedies

HowStuffWorks.com offers an article titled 26 Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that provides a list of things you can do to prevent and treat hand problems. For most people, the key to beating carpal tunnel syndrome is prevention: making changes before CTS becomes a problem. If you’re already experiencing …

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Microsoft Offers RSI Prevention Tips

An April 2007 article in Microsoft Home Magazine, Protect Your Wrists from Typing, promises to help you “learn to identify the signs of carpal tunnel syndrome from frequent computer use”. The article relates the story of Joanne Bernard, who was “diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome caused by extensive computer use”, …

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Mind Your Posture

In Your Computer May Be A Pain In The Neck, Stefanie Olsen of CNET News.com writes about “postural syndrome” – a repetitive strain injury involving the neck and spine. Postural syndrome is associated with the 12 vertebrae of the mid-back and chest area, with the injury commonly targetting the fourth, …

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How To Switch Mouse Hands

In How To Mouse Goofy, Meg Hourihan offers an interesting story about how she learned to use the mouse with her left hand (she’s a natural righty). The “goofy” in the title is a skateboarding reference. Most skateboarders ride with their left foot on the front of the board; this …

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Avoiding RSI at Google

Dr. Taraneh Razavi, a staff doctor at Google, has posted an article on the Google Blog (Avoiding RSI) about dealing with repetitive stress injury in the workplace. The article rightly points out the best way to avoid RSI: The key to treatment is prevention. Research shows that injuries decrease and …

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Tackle Yard Work Wisely

Sarah Jackson, writing in the The Olympian (Tackle Yard Work Wisely), discusses safe gardening techniques and tools. Some of her ideas and tips for a safe and productive gardening workout include: Get on the ball – Use an inflatable exercise ball as a base for garden work Bring the garden …

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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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