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Commonwealth Orthopaedics: Prevent Repetitive Stress Injury

03.12.2014 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) happen when too much stress is placed on one part of the body, resulting in inflammation, muscle strain and tissue damage. This generally occurs from repeating the same movements over and over again. RSIs are often work-related injuries, affecting people who spend a lot of time using computer keyboards.

Here are some ways to prevent repetitive stress injuries on the job and at home:

  1. Good posture is crucial. Correct posture and keyboard techniques can reduce muscle strain.
  2. Make proper adjustments to your workstation, such as chair height and keyboard position.
  3. Take frequent breaks and perform simple stretching exercises to relieve tension.

To learn more about these and other prevention tips, visit www.rsipain.com.

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By Jennifer Ott, MPT 

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