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Do I have RSI?

If you use a computer for more than 15 hours a week then you are likely to have some level of injuries.

What is RSI ?

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is caused by doing repetitive movements too for long or staying too long in a fixed position. Carpal tunnel syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome are types of RSI. more about RSI

A recent study found 58 percent of computer users involved in repetitive activities developed musculoskeletal symptoms within three years. What was a relatively rare set of disorders has suddenly surged in numbers and severity forcing doctors, employers and individuals to take a serious look at the causes and cures.

 

RSI develops in stages

RSI conditions all develop in stages. If detected early they can be easily remedied. The important message for computer users is to take action now to prevent small injuries from worsening. Don't wait until your health has deteriorated to the advanced stages of stages of RSI before seeking help.

Early signs

Desk Doctor detects RSI early

Desk Doctor has on-screen medical tests. These will pick up RSI in the upper body, even if you have not yet noticed it.

RSI conditions Desk Doctor addresses

Repetitive strain injuries begin to appear when muscles and joints and worked hard or for long periods of time without sufficient rest. Symptoms like muscle tension, weakness and fatigue are often the first sign. Over time time the stresses will affect the muscles and tendons producing further symptoms such as soreness, ache and pain. At this stage there are many available treatments.

Moderate and Severe signs

As conditions worsen, inflammation and severe pain will be felt even without using the affected area. Numbness, tingling and cold limbs are other signs that potentially serious damage is present. At these stages treatments are much more complex, require more time and assistance from professionals and may not resolve to 100% health.

 

How to safeguarding against RSI

Targeted exercises are best

The most effective plan to prevent RSI must include a regular program of personal targeted exercises. More about targeted exercises

  • Know the risks - anyone using a computer regularly is vulnerable
  • Take both active and passive precautions
  • Active measures: targeted exercises to rehabilitate and strengthen the body
  • Passive measures: work-breaks and ergonomic workplace set up and equipment
  • Always take medical advice early if you have concerns about your health

 

Desk Doctor is new software that identifies Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and targets it accurately with a personal treatment plan. First the program guides you through on-screen medical tests. Then Desk Doctor uses its built-in reasoning to compile the optimum video-guided exercise program to reverse problems and keep you healthy. More on Desk Doctor. Download the 14-day trial now

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