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RSI refers to Repetitive Stress Injury. You see the word 'repetitive' there? So, it has to come with anything that you repeatedly do. No matter wrist, ankle, elbow, knee! But then, if you think a bit more, the strength we have in our extremities is different from each other. Said that, by nature, legs are stronger than hands. Extending this further, toes ...


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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on a nerve (median nerve) going through your wrist. {1} Pressure or swelling of the median nerve causes CTS and making the same hand movements over and over may induce swelling. The swelling can get even worse if the wrist is bent down (your ...


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There are a few tricks which can make the cross-legged position comfortable: Sitting more "crossy" - if you are not flexible enough to align your heels one in front of another, cross your ankles or even cross your shins. Elevate the hips above your knees (by using a cushion, blanket or yoga-block) Support your knees (again using cushions or something ...


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There are actually studies about sitting in a regular chair vs. an exercise ball. Here and here for example. Neither seems to show net benefits. The limitations of both studies are small sample size and short time period of observation. Anecdotally, I know at least two people who both have done it and they seem happy with it (but this is recent, so I can't ...


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I can share my personal experience with you. I'm a 31 year old guy with a sedentary job where I need to spend hours on my computer. I developed lower back pain around 6-7 years ago and more recently upper back and neck pain. I went for Physiotherapy and felt relieved from the pain. So my answer will be based on recommendations of my physiotherapist. Before ...


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Yes, many physicians will be very prone to use X-ray or MRI to diagnose one-sided shoulder pain in an otherwise healthy person, but not necessary as the first thing. There is a variety of physical examination tests, like Spurling's test, other "provocation tests," tests to evaluate the strength of the individual muscles, the range of motion (ROM) in the ...


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The differential diagnosis of a unilateral shoulder pain associated with computer work: Mouse shoulder due to inappropriate arm position during working with a computer mouse (CCOHS, Acta Inform Med) Myofascial pain syndrome: muscle pain associated with a forced posture, repeated movements and stress (Mayo Clinic, Indian J Anesth) Pinched nerve in the neck (...


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Aren't you in luck, I asked a very similar question over in physical fitness SE: https://fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/31109/how-effective-are-standing-desks Here is the top answer: A recent meta-analysis of 23 published studies is MacEwen, MacDonald, and Burr, "A systematic review of standing and treadmill desks in the workplace," ...


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First, congrats on actually being more comfortable sitting up-right. I've yet to master the talent. In short, I can't say the relation between old piano players in great health is directly related to or, is the result of a piano bank and an upright posture. That being said, a majority of the money spent on office chairs are for those ergonomic adjustable ...


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