It has been a problem for a while now with my RSI condition – air travel aggravates it. There are a few reasons I think that this happens:
- Stress of travelling. Let’s face it, in this day and age, any air travel seems designed to stress people out. New security checks delay progress, plus being at airports super early for check-in adds to the tension of flying itself (for me anyway).Being herded around ever busier terminals and waiting to get aboard ever busier flights is not a recipe for relaxation.
- There are the physical side effects of carrying heavy luggage around.
- There is also the lack of sleep/rest associated with travel, eg different time zones, unfamiliar bed etc.