Posts belonging to Category 'Miscellaneous'

New website design

The changes keep happening this month. Hot on the heels of the release of our new RSI FAQ page, we have decided to change the site with a new revamped look and feel. Hopefully you all like it. Its a great advantage being married to someone who does web development for a living and who […]

Trigger finger release

I have recently had a surgical procedure to release a bad trigger finger condition on the middle finger of my right hand which I previously discussed in my post titled ‘Trigger Finger and RSI?‘. The problem is also accurately summarised with diagrams on this page about trigger finger. Trigger finger is where a finger in […]

Move Well and Avoid Injury DVD : Review

DVD : Move Well Avoid Injury : What everyone needs to know about the body (by Barbara Conable and Amy Likar, Andover Productions, 2009) I may not be a medical professional, but I am able to tell when I encounter descriptions of body motion that just make plain sense, and this DVD contains some enlightening […]

Brace yourself! – wrist braces and RSI

I’ve been through a fair share of wrist braces in my time with RSI. Wrist braces are often the first item you will obtain after seeing a physical therapist about an RSI condition. They can be a lot of help to a RSI sufferer, but have to be used correctly, comfortably, and should not be […]

Trigger Finger and RSI?

I’ve just been dealing with a bad case of trigger finger – a condition where a finger becomes locked in a gripped position. It’s happening (quite badly) on the middle finger of my right hand – so much so that I have to use my other hand to prise the stuck finger open again! I […]

Addicted to Technology

We are a species that spends most of our lives battling addictions of one sort or another – ranging from what we consume to television to news, the list is endless. Our addiction to technology is no different. The cool technological gadgets that adorn our lives are just so addictive! There are so many ways […]

Yoga as a tool to combat RSI

During my RSI awareness presentations I refer to the need for people at risk of RSI as well as those who already experience its effects to adopt physical activities. Yoga is one of those activities that I suggest. Why yoga? In a nutshell, it combines a fairly physical activity encompassing muscle and tendon stretches from […]

A typical RSI sufferer’s day

Some readers may not know what it’s like to suffer from a computer related RSI (repetitive strain injury). The following provides a small glimpse into my previous life on a typical day at the office in a full time well paid job with a continual workload. My typical RSI day 7.00am wake up. RSI pain […]

RSI and Job Performance

Performance v Endurance If you are anything like I was, you are a good conscientious performer in your job. You may have been working extra hours to make sure you did a good job, you may also have worked evenings, weekends and even holidays. This is more often than not done to meet or exceed […]

Text Messaging RSI Timebomb

Just came across an old article on mobile phone texting and RSI from 2006. In the article it states that almost 4 million people in the UK are suffering from Repetitive Strain Injuries relating to using their mobile phones for texting. The UK has a high rate of mobile phone use for texting (we are […]