How You Can Avoid Repetitive Strain Injury

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...

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