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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Treatment for RSI: Yoga

    The umbrella term ‘repetitive strain injury’ covers an array of injuries typically affecting muscles, nerves and tendons within a person’s upper limbs and/or neck. It is classified in two separate categories, namely Type 1 or 2 RSI. While Type 2 or diffuse RSI is used to describe a condition with a variety of symptoms similar to that of Type 1 RSI, but without a clearly diagnosed condition, Type 1 RSI may consist of:

    • Writer’s cramp
    • Tennis elbow
    • Tendonitis
    • Rotator cuff syndrome
    • Vibration white finger
    • Dupuytren’s contracture
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome

    Symptoms of RSI may include aches and pains, swelling, loss of grip and weakness, as well as tingling sensations, numbness and/or cramps.

    Accidents at work

    Typically the result of exposure to excessive vibrations, overuse or repetitive activities, RSI can also be caused by static or awkward working positions, or bad posture. Also believed to be affected by stress, RSI is a work injury that can be both prevented and treated, although the effectiveness of varying treatments (steroid injections, physiotherapy, surgery) depends on how quickly treatment is provided. It is therefore essential to seek medical attention at the first sign of possible RSI symptoms. In addition, the condition needs to be given adequate time to heal in order to prevent repeat injuries.

    RSI and Yoga

    Often recommended by clinics as a pain management option, the ancient discipline of Yoga not only assists in speeding the physical recovery of RSI sufferers through the performance of gentle exercises, but also provides a way of gaining greater mental and emotional well-being through increased body awareness, deep breathing and general reduction of stress. As some Yoga positions may, however, cause cumulative trauma disorder (another name commonly used for RSI) to get worse, it is vital to inform Yoga teachers of the presence of this condition before embarking on the first class.

    Industrial injury compensation

    If you were exposed to excessive vibration, or developed repetitive strain injury through other unsuitable conditions or repetitive tasks at work, you may be entitled to work injury compensation. To make a claim for compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline to discuss your situation with a friendly adviser.

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    Accident Advice Helpline

    This law firm has been operating as a no-win, no-fee law firm for 13 years. Highly recommended by consumer champion Esther Rantzen, this company offers advice and legal assistance for compensation claims following accidents on the road, at work and in public places.

    To discuss your potential claim with a member of Accident Advice Helpline’s expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: January 9, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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