In today’s workplace there are few injuries more debilitating than repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) that range from office-based carpal tunnel syndrome and Blackberry thumb to home-based iPod finger, Nintendinitis and Wiinjuries. More than 5 percent of office workers suffer from RSIs, some to the point of hardly being able to work.

Ten years ago the author of this article found himself suffering from early carpal tunnel symptoms, prompting him to wear a wrist brace. Then he found Ergo-Rest and has been pain free ever since. The Finnish company that manufactures it has recently come out with an improved model with a longer pad and wider range of motion that clamps down to the disk and supports a wrist in the correct position for typing. Price around $99. Website: www.ergorest.com.

Source: Jay Palmer, Barron’s (New York); Mar 30, 2009

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