Body Pain Caused by Your Work
Do you feel any inexplicable pain on your elbow, wrist, shoulders, neck, back, and other parts of your body?
If you’re working on a computer for long periods of time or doing physical labor all day, you might be suffering from Repetitive Strain Injuries. RSI are very common among people who spend long hours using their hands. Watch our latest video to know all about RSI, and full details on how you can avoid it:
But don’t worry, there are 5 easy steps you can do to avoid or treat RSI.
- Stretch for 5 to 10 minutes before or after your shift. Consistent stretching will loosen up your muscles and make them more pliable. This will help you reduce the chance of developing RSI while doing activities that require repetitive hand movements like playing an instrument, typing on a keyboard, and others. Common stretches that improve repetitive strain are:
- Shoulder rolls.
- Neck stretches
- Wrist roll
- Hand opener and closer
- Touching your toes
- Take deep breaths every 20 minutes or so from sitting at the computer or phone or desk. This is going to keep you from overusing your hands or other body parts, and also get your blood flowing again. Remember to relieve the tension.
- Practice good posture. Sit up straight with your shoulders back and head up. Get out of your chair and move around. Stand up periodically to stretch out those muscles. Posture is important. Good posture will relieve pressure on the joints that are being overused. And if you want to take steps to permanently have good posture, check out our Core 4 System of Posture Correction.
- Make sure your spine and joints are in proper alignment to reduce additional pressure. The Core 4 Posture Program previously mentioned will teach you how to put your spine and joints in proper alignment.
- Visit your family chiropractor. Chiropractors understand how your spine will benefit from adjustments. And we’ll be happy to teach you the proper way to do things like sitting, standing, walking, or sleeping. Your family chiropractor is also gonna make sure that your spine is in normal alignment so you can function at your very best. And if you’re in Southern Arizona looking for a chiropractor, contact our office at 520-572-2596. Or click the link below to schedule a new patient exam: tompkinschiropractric.com/schedule
Our team is ready to take good care of you.
See also: 7 Health Challenges as We Get Older
Check out this article: What is Repetitive Strain Injury and How to Stop It