Suffering from RSI, looking for advice.

over 4 years ago from M. de Winter, UX lead @ m2mobi

  • Joe PacalJoe Pacal, over 4 years ago

    I suppose, at this point I'll be mostly bringing wood to the forest but it may be good to repeat for validation...

    • I find absolute necessity in proper workout (calisthenics or lifting), getting those strained parts moving and under load.

    • Stretching definitely also helps, but not going neurotic and stretching all the time... That tends to make things worse for me.

    • Wearing wrist braces at night is very helpful on long workdays!

    • Typing as if your keyboard was a piano (search for good piano seating and hands posture). Much of it applies for working on the computer.

    • Finally, for days where there's just no space for recovery (say multi-day client workshops, deadline crunches, etc.), the good ol' 90s gadget Powerball comes to rescue. Somehow it works the wrists well enough to relieve my pain almost instantly.

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