If you spend a significant amount of time in front of a computer or laptop, you could be at risk of developing Repetitive Strain Injury. Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is a potentially disabling illness which develops as a result of prolonged repetitive hand movements. Symptoms can include shooting or stabbing pains in the hands, wrists, forearms, and back.
Here our Stoke on Trent chiropractor shares three easy ways to avoid computer-related RSI (pay particular attention to these if your job/ studies require a lot of typing!).
1:Work on Your Wrist Action
Keep your wrists in a neutral position when you type. This means neither bending your wrists towards your little fingers nor bending them toward your thumbs as you type.
2: Flatten Your Keyboard
When you type, your keyboard should be flat and at or below elbow level. This will make it easier for you to type with your wrists in the neutral position.
3: Sit Up Straight!
Poor posture is a major cause of RSI. Make sure you sit up straight, rather than leaning forward over your keyboard.
Start implementing these changes into your working day and you will lower the risk of developing RSI! It really is worth doing!
If you are in pain our team of chiropractors at City Chiropractic in Stoke on Trent may be able to help. Why not give us a call and find out.
Take your first step towards better health and call us on 01782 848 184 today
From the team at City Chiropractic Clinic
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