Do you spend hours at your work desk especially on the computer screen? If you feel tingling or numbness in your hands, pain and heaviness on your shoulders and neck, then you may have Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI. It happens due to straining the tendons and nerves by sitting in a bad posture, using the phone or laptop for hours. It weakens and injures the muscles due to overuse. Its treatment entails medicines, exercises and physiotherapy. It can take 3 weeks to 6 months to recover from RSI. Taking a break every hour, using a pen to type or using a better chair can prevent such strain based injuries.
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