Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

Repetitive strain injury is a general term that is used to describe pain felt in muscles and tendons caused by overuse. Symptoms can include pain, aching or tenderness and lead to weakness or pins and needles. In most instances with activity modification or changes in your posture symptoms resolve within a few weeks but ignoring this problem can lead to far longer recovery times.

Simple steps you can take to help:

  1. Make sure your desk-based assessment is up to date for your current situation. If you have pain you may need to change the way you are sitting or working at your desk space.
  2. Make sure the tabs on the back of your keyboard are down so it is as flat as possible.
  3. Try using a wrist rest with your keyboard.
  4. Try using a different type of mouse (such as an upright or penguin mouse).
  5. Try using some ice for no more than 15 minutes, making sure you place a towel or piece of fabric between the ice and your skin.
  6. Change your position regularly. You should move away from your desk every 20 minutes.
  7. Strengthen your wrist and hand by trying these simple exercises but be aware you may need to seek medical advice with relation to pain medication whilst your wrist is getting stronger and strengthening the wrist fully will take several months.

ErgonomicFix has carried out extensive ergonomic assessments for a multitude of job roles from cleaners to company executives and has a proven track record

Customers have compared us to competitors and expressed how thorough our reports are in comparison. As well as providing a comprehensive work space assessment we are also able to provide a basic self assessment tool. This can be bulk bought by larger companies and will allow employees to generate a basic individual work space set up.

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Read what our customers say

  • Marie Cook, HR Manager
    ErgonomicFix has been able to provide full and comprehensive workstation assessments for staff at the Duchy of Cornwall. Although covering the standard issues, they offered a more personal service by advising our employees with their specific problems with a range of solutions to aid and recovery and improvement. The reports are clear, easy to follow with their recommendations and sourced products to improve each individual work station.
    Marie Cook, HR Manager
    Duchy of Cornwall