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Friday, March 10, 2006

RSI...


Over the past few months my fingers have been suffering more and more from repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Particularly in my little fingers. Stabbing pains in the middle of the night wake me up and I end up sleeping on my hands to keep them straight and so relieve the pain.

I think it's a combination of three factors that has brought it on: (1) I tap away at a keyboard morning, noon and night with very few breaks (would you believe my boss has suggested I go out more in the evenings?!), (2) I type with two fingers and my other fingers clawed up (bad technique), and (3) Stress (well, I working on that little cookie).

In the past when I've suffered from RSI I've actually resorted to sellotaping my fingers straight with tape on the back of my fingers to I can't bend them. Looks bizarre but does help.

Does anyone have any other suggestions that might help but perhaps won't make me look such a berk as having tape on my fingers?

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:32 am

    Dig the garden

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  2. Anonymous8:43 pm

    Have you hands chopped off and ask a friend to type for you?

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  3. Bongo1:06 am

    Here's a link that may provide help:
    http://www.bilbo.com/rsi.html

    I'd be looking at an ergonomic keyboard and half-gloves made for RSI/arthritus suffers. I know that sounds off-putting, but perhaps you could get some chic ones like Karl Lagerfeld has been wearing recently! Oh, and I noticed in that Grand Canary pic of you that you may have a solar keritosis or two on your upper cheek. No drama. I have mine regularly removed with a squirt of dry ice foam in the GPs office. But it's always better to get them done early.

    Cheers!

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  4. Wow! One-stop medicare! Thanks, bongo!

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