Tips to Avoid Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)


Here are some tips to help you to avoid Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI):

* Every 25 minutes of work typing make a stop 5 minutes;
* Every hour of typing, get out of your chair and move around;
* Drink water regularly throughout the day;

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* Have proper posture, shoulders relaxed, keep your wrists straight, lean - in the back of the chair;
* Keep the soles of the feet flat on the floor;
* Keep a right angle between your back and the seat of his chair;
* Your chair should be adjustable to type your height in relation to the desk, and your back should provide full support for your back. The chair seat should fit you and you should never touch the inside of your knees, because if this occurs can affect blood circulation in your legs. The armrest of chair is ergonomically questionable, however if you want them, make sure that: the supports are not too close or too far, too low or too high. The chair is one of the most important in preventing injuries therefore not justified to save some money and get something poorly designed.
* Do not use wrist rest while typing, as it does so will be running the risk of causing compression on the nerves of your wrist (carpal tunnel), the typing should be done with the wrist slightly raised. The wrist rests are ergonomically designed to allow comfortable resting your wrist during the “breaks”.

Distance to Computer Monitor to Avoid RSI

* You must be a minimum distance of 50 and maximum of 70 cm from the monitor, or in a practical way at a distance equivalent to the length of your arm. The height adjustment of the screen should be such that it is between 15 and 30 degrees below your straight line of vision. The use of anti-glare screen and grounded to eliminate static electricity is recommended (do not forget that if the ground wire is not connected, there is no dissipation of static electricity).

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  1. One Response to “Tips to Avoid Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)”

  2. By Clemens on Apr 12, 2015 | Reply

    Thank you for your information about RSI! I had been suffering from RSI for about three years and found strength to not give up in websites like yours! It is so hard to stay upbeat sometimes…
    I am currently assembling a Google map with physical therapists/physicians who have substantial knowledge of those kind of injuries. I was wondering if you know any good medical people I could additionally recommend on my map?

    Thank you for your help!

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