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How To Recover From RSI

How To Recover From RSI

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RSI (repetitive strain injury) is incredibly common. Its symptoms include pain, numbness, movement difficulty and trembling (usually in the wrist, elbow or fingers) as a result of a repetitive action, usually sustained over many years. Most forms of RSI are developed through work-related activities such as typing or using machinery, but they can be developed through personal hobbies and activities such as tennis, playing guitar or even texting.

It’s possible to recover from RSI, but it isn’t easy. Just as it can take many years to develop these issues, it can also take years to reverse them (although generally not as long). If you’re currently suffering from any form of RSI, here are some of the measures that you can take.

Limit trigger activities

Rather obviously, you should try limit any activities that caused your RSI in the first place. This isn’t always possible – if you work as a writer, you may not be able to limit typing without getting a new job. However, you may be able to make small changes such as putting your keyboard at the right height and positioning it straight in front of you.

Use supports and ergonomic equipment

There are forms of support that you can buy to help reduce further damage caused by certain motions. Elbow braces for example are common in tennis and can prevent/reduce ‘tennis elbow’. Similarly you may be able to switch out tools for more ergonomic options. There are modern hedge trimmers for example that have better grips and reduced vibrations to prevent development of RSI.

Try different forms of pain relief

RSI can cause chronic pain and you can make things more comfortable and manageable by trying different pain relief options. As well as over-the-counter painkillers, there could be herbal options worth looking into such as turmeric extract and full spectrum CBD oil. You could also look into holistic treatments such as massages and acupuncture.

Try low-impact exercises

Whilst you may want to avoid certain exercises, it’s important to still do some physical activity. Allowing yourself to get out of shape could make the pain of RSI worse. Try low-impact exercises such as swimming or yoga which are unlikely to aggravate the injury.

See a physiotherapist

A physiotherapist may be able to help you with stretches and exercises specific to your injury. These could help to ease the pain and even reverse the injury. Physiotherapists may also be able to give massages to joints and muscles to help ease the pain.

Talk to your doctor about treatment options

There could be medical treatment options available such as steroid injections or even carpal tunnel release surgery that can help you recover from the injury fast. These options may only be available for those with severe RSI, but it’s still something worth discussing with your doctor.  

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3 Ingredients Drink Can Help you Get Rid of Migraine in a Minute

By Guest Blogger, Vanessa R.

3 Ingredients Drink Can Help you Get Rid of Migraine in a Minute

 

If there is one thing I hate, that is a migraine. I just hate headaches. And I am sure I am not the only one.

There is just something extremely irritating in a migraine you cannot get rid of.

According to statistics, migraines affect almost 40 million Americans. So, chances are, if you do not suffer from constant migraines, one of your friends does.

To help you, and your friends, I will reveal a secret drink that I have found out to help me through the years.

If you want to help your friends, show them and point them to the drink. And always have it on your mind for the next time you suffer from an irritating and painful headache.

Causes for Migraine and Symptoms

If you are constantly suffering from a migraine, you probably already know the symptoms.

But for those who are not familiar with the symptoms, they include numbness, tingling, dizziness, tiredness, nausea and sometimes even vomiting.

Sensitivity to noise, smell and light is a common symptom and accompanies your migraine always.

Migraines can last up to 72 hours, and I am sure you wouldn’t like to suffer as much.

What you also need to know that migraines are often caused by stress and allergies.

However, the main factor contributing to migraines is dehydration and imbalance in your electrolyte levels.

Alcohol, stress, vitamin deficiencies can trigger a migraine, but the cause is always dehydration.

Drinking a lot of water can help you prevent migraines as you will keep your electrolyte at a high level.

One of the most important electrolytes is magnesium, so make sure to get more of that as well.

But if you do get a migraine, it doesn’t hurt to have a quick solution to the problem.

The Drink

Now all you need for this drink is a cup of water, juice from one fresh lemon, and just two teaspoons of sea salt.

The trick here is to use good quality salt, something like Himalayan sea salt for example.

With good salt, lemon juice, and water, you are getting more than 80 different minerals, magnesium included.

Good quality salt also helps you reduce pain and inflammation from a headache, as salt raises serotonin levels.

Mix all the ingredients together, and drink it bottoms up.

I know it is an old folk remedy, and you might be reluctant to use it.

But believe me when I say it, there are many natural and home remedies for almost every disease and illness, and many of them are as effective as traditional medicine or sometimes, even more effective.

And if you do not believe me, think about this for a second.

Do you know what happens when you go to emergency room for a migraine attack?

You get injected with electrolytes.

So why go to the emergency room for electrolytes, when you can make a quick remedy at home or at work?

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feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me! Be sure to Like and share on Facebook or Follow on Twitter or Instagram.