What doctors do not know but should.
The good news: Really bad RSI is very difficult to manage, but it is ‘curable’
Information here provided by Sanjeev Sabhlok ─ a long standing patient of RSI.
The intent behind this work is to advance the truth on this subject. Use this advice only if it makes sense to you.
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There is no magic cure for RSI – just a lot of hard work. RSI requires you to make ALL your muscles supple again – not just your arm muscles!
Don’t go for: surgery, anti-inflammatories, ultrasound, cortisone injections, TENS machines, Chinese herbs, or various gels and pills.
1. Test for tightness in these muscles (People with supple and flexible muscles will NEVER get RSI)
2. Break the spasms/ tightness in muscles with myotherapy or other very hard, SCIENTIFIC massage (40% of the cure)
3. Recover normal range of motion and length of muscle through SCIENTIFIC clinical Pilates and other stretches – follow up with yoga. (40% of the cure)
4. Simultaneously use light dumb bells (5% of the cure)
5. Pace yourself. Pause before doing anything – relax the body as much as possible (Alexander technique, psychiatry. 5%)
6. Use Dragon Naturally Speaking Ver. 9.0 or better to minimise typing. (5%).
7. Good SCIENTIFIC ergonomics will help – eg. Type while sitting on a fitball, get a split keyboard. (5%) (I have been sitting on a 65 cm ball at work since December 2006)
Finally, THE KEY THING IS TO NOT DESPAIR!
It will finally get OK!
MY CASE STUDY
I am building detailed notes of my RSI case and its treatment that should help the medical fraternity if it is willing to open its eyes and learn about the true causes of RSI and its true remedies.
I spend very little time on this website (most of my focus is on my books – see, for example: my latest manuscript: Breaking Free of Nehru.
After completing the 3 books that I have already conceptualised, I plan to write a book on RSI. By 2012, perhaps.
My experience-based SCIENTIFIC knowledge
By now my RSI experience is over 10 years old. On 26 September 2004, after undergoing nearly 5 years of severe and shooting pain that simply can’t be described, across my entire hands, arms, neck, chest, lats, abdominal wall, and later the lower back as well and severe numbness and in my hands and arms that made it virtually impossible to sleep, I figured out THE cure – a package that worked. Curing RSI requires knowledge that almost no one in the world possesses – only patients who have experienced it for many years, and tried out every possible solution to see what works – and why. This website will tell about a fully tested cure for your RSI.
Objective of this website
This website shares the knowledge I have gained through my extremely painful learning experience. (Note: I have not had time to improve the contents of this site since 2004 given acute shortage of time, but I retain the hope of improving it over time.)
The continuing good news!
I have gotten significantly better since 2002 – SLOWLY, BUT SURELY - through over 150 sessions of myotherapy (from two sessions a week initially to about once in three months now), plus hundreds of yoga and pilates classes, plus 2 hours of swimming a week since August 2007 – particularly the back stroke). Unfortunately, I tend to exacerbate my problems each time I get better - by typing even more! RSI definitely has a cure but it comes back if you don’t take care of it.
b) Yoga and Pilates
While the specialties of Pilates and Yoga do not know anything about this problem, their methods are extremely useful in conjunction with myotherapy. (My Clinical Pilates instructor: Ingrid Lamb, Yoga instructors: Chitra Stern of Integral Yoga, Adrianne Cook; yoga-pilates Maggie Flanagan).
Do the backstroke – strengthens the shoulders.
Your typing posture is important as well – but not as important as stretching your muscles and keeping them strong and supple.
These ‘specialists’ know very little about RSI: Manipulation therapists, bowen therapists, feldenkrais therapists, ergonomists, shiatsu therapists.
These ‘specialists’ are TOTALLY IGNORANT !!! about RSI: General practitioners (MBBS, MDs etc.), hand surgeons, neuro-specialists, occupational physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists, homeopaths, physiotherapists, kineseologists, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Sarno’s TMS, etc.
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