A member asked:

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

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Vasu Brown answered

Specializes in Integrative Medicine

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.

Answered 9/28/2016


Dr. Michael Raemisch answered

Specializes in Hand Surgery

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.

Answered 3/12/2016



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