Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI)

How to prevent RSI when using ergonomics

What is Repetitive Stress Injury

Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) is a condition in which prolonged repetitive actions cause pain or impairment of function in the tendons and muscles involved.

Physical Symptoms Caused By RSI

Some common RSI related effects are-

  • Aching or tenderness
  • Stiffness
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Cramps

How to avoid RSI related injuries

To avoid RSI related injuries near a computer, a proper set up is needed. Some key points are-

  • To use a comfortable adjustable chair with arm rests.
  • Setting up the keyboard 28" of the floor
  • A monitor 18-20" away from the body
  • A screen that should be adjusted to minimize glare

Exercises that can help

Some exercises that can be done to exercise the muscles and eyes would be-

  • Periodically look around to help the eyes re-focus.
  • Do a couple of finger stretches to help the flexibility of all the fingers.

Extra Products that can help

Workplace Ergonomics