How to Counter a Repetitive Strain Injury

Upper body injuries of the wrist, hand, elbow and shoulder are the most common location for a repetitive strain injury (RSI) among full-time workers.

While faulty body mechanics and poor ergonomics often play a direct role in the development of RSI, according to a recent article in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism, some other factors that place workers at higher risk for RSI include:

  • Elevated work-related stress
  • Obesity

Physical activity outside of work may act to counter these factors by reducing stress and assisting in the maintenance of a healthy body weight.


Counter a Repetitive Strain Injury

According to the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association, just 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise five days per week is enough physical activity to make a positive impact on a variety of health measures.

Moreover, the recommended 30 minutes of activity does not have to be performed continuously and can be broken into three, ten minute bouts spaced throughout the day.

 


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By | 2017-05-09T12:33:07-04:00 April 17th, 2017|General Physical Therapy|0 Comments