Repetitive Strain Injury(RSI) and What You Can Do About It

RSIRepetitive strain injury is an injury that you have sustained through carrying out an action repeatedly over a long period of time.

Usually the muscles that you are using become stiff and painful and it can be difficult to understand why, particularly if the action that is causing it is part of your every day routine. Unfortunately, for many people the reason that they develop this illness is that it is.

When mobile phones first started to become commonplace many health professionals were warning about using the text feature too often.

It was thought that using your thumbs to press the keys would lead to muscle strain and repetitive strain injury, particularly in teenagers and children who’s bodies were still developing.

Now however, keypads are a lot more commonplace, with many people now working behind computer screens and tapping away at their keyboards meaning that a lot more people are experiencing nerve pain and repetitive strain injury from every day tasks that are unavoidable.

However, the good news is that there are ways around this.

The main ways that you can avoid repetitive strain injury yourself is to recognise what actions that you are doing for a long period of time and then make a conscious effort to take regular breaks.

Of course, this is not always possible yet relaxation techniques can also help to relieve symptoms. Furthermore, If you know that you are developing repetitive strain injury it is important to seek help from a medical health professional.

You may think that it isn’t that serious, but pain, particularly nerve pain can be serious.

Your doctor may advise that you go to physiotherapy sessions to help build up strength in the muscles, or give you anti-inflammatory drugs to help you cope with the pain.

It is important to realize that repetitive strain injury can be caused by anything and that it’s not only your phone and laptop that you have to be careful of.

Anything that you do that involves a repetitive action can lead to it, so be aware of your body and don’t be afraid to ask for help.