People who use their hands for a living should be on the alert for pain, numbness and other unusual sensations. These symptoms may signal the onset of RSI. If they persist, see a doctor who specializes in such injuries. Meanwhile, here are some tips for preventing RSI or, if it's too late for that, for keeping its symptoms in check:
-- Take frequent rest breaks and rotate from one task to another.
-- Maintain good posture without sitting too rigidly. Your body should be relaxed and your weight evenly distributed.
-- When typing, keep hands relaxed and fingers gently curved. Your...