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How can you to prevent rsi on the hand (repetitive stress injury)?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Wrapping - MLD/CDT: I had a fire fighter who we used Lidocaine patch to the rsi area and applied calamine soaked gauze (unna boots) as strips, webril and strechnet and applied ace wrap in the morning and removed at night. The hypersensitivity went away in 1 week, pain in three weeks and the local tissue swelling and other symptoms in 3 months. He went back to work - the above is called complex decongestive therapy.
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Avoid it: All activities should be started gradually just like a sport or exercise. Too much too fast will lead to injury. Be sure to take breaks to rest. If your hand can't take the stress of the job, best to look for different job.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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