is my job giving me repetitive strain injury?
QI work in administration and spend a lot of time typing. I’m concerned that I might have RSI as both my wrists ache and cramp by the end of the day. How can I keep on working?
ARepetitive strain injury (RSI) is an injury to muscles and tendons caused by doing the same movements repetitively, such as typing. Symptoms include pain, cramping, numbness or tingling and sometimes weakness and tend to affect the wrists, arms and neck. Contact your line manager and your occupational health department and book an appointment with your GP. Correcting your posture at work with an ergonomic chair, adjusting the height of your keyboard, etc can help. Your GP may also recommend physiotherapy, while overthe-counter anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen will relieve symptoms.