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What is an RSI?
Symptoms and stages of Injury
There are 3 stages of RSI;
Stage 1 (mild) consists of aching for a few months on affected areas but is reversible.
Stage 2 (moderate) consists of aching during the day and night disturbing sleep. Physical signs are also visible; such as swelling of the tendon areas.
Stage 3 (severe) consists of pain, aching, fatigue. The person is unable to perform easy tasks and it is sometimes irreversible.
Prevention - Ergonomics
- Feet must be planted on the floor
- Head balanced on top of spine
- Shoulders, arms relaxed
- Don't slouch
- Monitor should be placed directly in front of you
- Take breaks when needed
- More ways to prevent RSI
Fun Scary Facts
- There are 100 types of injuries and illness resulting from RSI.
- Areas mostly affected by RSI are; elbows, shoulders, knees, and heels.
- RSI often affect people who work on computer-related tasks.
- Some RSIs are irreversible.
- Most teens who are affected by an RSI either play sports or do computer-related work.
- RSI can simply become worse by not getting treated or doing easy everyday tasks.
- You may be developing an RSI reading this Smore.
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