Repetitive stress injuries are also known as RSI or cumulative trauma disorders or overuse syndrome. RSI is a term used for injuries in muscles, nerves and tendons caused by repetitive movement and/or overuse. RSI can affect almost any joint, muscle, tendon or ligament of the human body. RSIs are associated with repetitive actions, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression, and sustained or awkward positions.
You can read more about RSI and its symptoms HERE.
Here are some easy home hacks if you are suffering from a RSI:
- Identify and modify the task or activity that is causing the symptoms.
- If there is no relief you may need to avoid the aggravating activity completely.
- Use a cold packs to ease the inflammation in the area.
- If you have any muscle spasms or if you wake up with stiffness in the morning or after a period of inactivity then use a hot pack.
- Use a splint or support for the affected area.
- Maintain a good posture during the day to avoid the stresses from building up on your joints, ligaments and muscles.
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