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What are the causes of my complaints?

Often an inappropriately set up work station is seen as the sole course of RSI. However: a correctly set up work station does not guarantee the prevention of RSI. Many RSI symptoms develop as a result of frequent computer work in combination with other factors.

The following factors can increase the risk of RSI:

  • wrong work posture or technique;
  • prolonged static work posture or repetitive movements (staring, lack of movement, mouse clicking);
  • prolonged work under high work pressure;
  • prolonged slight tensioning of the muscles.

This reduces the circulation to the muscles and the arms and hinders the removal of waste substances, with the result of pain symptoms.