If you think you may be on the brink of developing a painful RSI your first point of call should be a qualified physician. They can help you find the root cause of your injury and recommend effective treatment advice.
If you already know what activity is causing you pain, do your best to reduce the amount of time you spend doing it. Alternatively, investigate ways to can change the way you do the offending activity.
If your RSI is caused by a work activity, speak to your employer. It might be possible to make changes that can help relieve your RSI symptoms. Even small changes can make a huge difference. Also, always remember to take regular breaks and stretch out any tight muscles.
If your RSI is a result of playing too much tennis or golf and you now have tennis or golfer’s elbow, consider wearing a specifically designed supportive strap like Elastoplast’s Tennis Elbow Support.
Alternatively, you can apply Elastoplast’s Kinesio Tape for pain relief and extra stability. Follow this simple technique:
- Place one end of the tape at the midpoint of the lower arm
- Place the tape around the elbow following the direction of the picture