Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Programmer's Disease|| |
| How I Fought the Programmer's Disease|
The Programmer's disease occurs by excessive use of the computer
keyboard and the mouse. It is also referred to as CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) and RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) in the medical community.
In 1999 I started experiencing acute pain in my right hand (I'm right handed). I didn't know about RSI then, and sought physical therapy, which provided temporary help. In year 2000, a fellow programmer suggested that I switch my mouse-clicking hand. It was difficult initially, but the body learns sooner than you think. The pain subsided, and now I have become ambidextrous!
Switching the Clicking Hand Cures RSI
To to prevent RSI
(Thanks to Susan Hammack for the tips)
Stretch and massage your hands
Perform activities with hands that are opposite to the repeatitive strain -- like weight lifting, raquet sports etc.,
Distribute the work to other parts of the body -- use alternate fingers and limbs.
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Friday, January 18, 2002|
Last Modified: 3/15/2002
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