Friday, November 04, 2005

Doctors not trained to spot RSI, warn experts

A good article about computer use and RSI ...

"Doctors are failing to spot the symptoms of Repetitive Strain Injury because they are not properly trained, health experts have warned.

Increasing use of computers at home and school, and use of mobile phones for texting, has resulted in people complaining of the disorder at a younger age. More than 240,000 new cases of RSI are reported every year and excessive work pressures are being blamed for the rising number of cases of the condition.

Call centre, office and supermarket workers are among those most at risk of RSI, which is caused by repetitive movement, stress or posture. Now a conference is set to take place in Edinburgh to debate the issues and to help sufferers."   continued ...   (Via Scotsman)

RSI - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now a days everyone is using is computer, but some people dont know about proper usage of a computer and tips and guide lines while using computer in a safer manner to avoid problems like Repetitive Strain Injury,carpal tunnel syndrome.

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is the general word that is used to describe the prolonged pain experienced in shoulders or hands or neck or arms. Repetitive Strain Injury is the common word used for referring the types of soft tissue injuries like the nerve spasms, trigger finger and carpal tunnel syndrome.

The Repetitive Strain Injury is a common term, which covers other disorders such as the carpal tunnel syndrome, Upper limb disorder, Work-related upper limb disorders, Musculoskeletal disorders, Computer vision syndrome and Cumulative trauma disorders.

For more information about this journal and symptoms,prevention methods,Repetitive stress injury

Repetitive Strain Injury

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