RSI Wrap, September 2013

RSI WrapRSI Wrap is a periodic publication of, featuring the latest news and information on Repetitive Strain Injury prevention, support, and recovery, as well as coverage of ergonomics and issues such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and other related conditions.

Here is your RSI news wrap for July 2013:

Yoga Helps Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

An interesting approach to dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms:

Yoga, the ancient practice of exercise and meditation, is more effective in treating carpal tunnel syndrome than wrist splints, a new study shows. Study results showed the yoga group had significantly more improvement in grip strength and pain reduction than those in the wrist splint group. Researchers say although it’s a small, preliminary study, yoga proved to be more effective in treating carpal tunnel syndrome than splints.

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ANTHRAX Drummer Undergoes Surgery For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Another professional musician falls to the CTS scourge:

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante is recovering from surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. He writes on Twitter: “Surgeon fixed my hand, nothing broken, just carpal tunnel…behind my ANTHRAX drum kit soon, 9/13 in San Bernardino”.

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Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at Work With 5 Tips

Lizzie Fuhr at brings us a handy-dandy list of anti-CTS tips:

Women are three times more likely develop CTS. It can also be caused by an injury, fluid retention during pregnancy, or repetitive motions like using a mouse or keyboard. Take matters into your own hands and learn five ways to prevent the pain and tingly sensations caused by CTS.

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Four myths of carpal tunnel syndrome

TV doctors doin’ some myth-busting about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

Myth: Achy wrists mean you’ve got it. Myth: It’s common in men. Myth: Blame keyboards. Myth: You’ll need surgery.

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Randy Rasa

Randy is an engineer/programmer/web designer who has suffered from repetitive strain injury off and on for over a decade.

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