The Working Well project is designed to help people maintain long term health by reducing work place damage to health. We're seeking to help prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) before they happen so bodies will last a lifetime without limiting your activities at work, at home, or in your retirement years. This website provides a wealth of information on the prevention and treatment of RSI, arthritis and other joint conditions.
Early Warning Signs:
Seek ergonomics information/advice and make adjustments now. You'll be more comfortable and prevent irreversible injury!
soreness (eg. eyes, neck, shoulders)
stiffness (eg. neck, back)
Do not delay! Seek help from a health practitioner and/or ergonomist.pain
an odd annoying senstation
awareness that one hand feels different from the other
hypersentivity in area of nerves
Generally, CTDs result from several or all of the following factors occurring independently or at the same time:
done in an awkward posture
using some force
without allowing for sufficient rest
It should be noted that the cause of CTD is complicated. Scientific evidence indicates that CTD is linked to work-related activities like writing, typing, assembly, and tool use. It has been shown that nonoccupational factors also contribute to the development of CTDs, principally body weight, pre-existing injuries, physical fitness, smoking, age and health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, and thyroid conditions.CTD takes years to fully develop, and almost as long to subside. Once you experience it, you will always be at risk for further incidence. By informing yourself and taking care of yourself, you can prevent CTD or learn to avoid flare-ups if you have already experienced symptoms.