RSI for factory worker

Question: I have a work related injury to my shoulders. I work on a factory production line doing repetitive jobs. April last year I visit my GP as I was having considerable pain and a burning in my shoulders and neck. I was given pain relief gel and pain killers. To cut a long story short after a few more visits to GP and a visit to the company GP who said I had this injury. I was moved of the conveyer type of line and told not to use hand tools. My own GP arranged physio which has helped a bit with the stretching exercise but I am now getting pain in my left wrist which does swell up and is stiff. I am also in the process of a compensation claim with the help of my union. I know most people on the list are computer operators and have RS in their hands. Information on shoulder injuries is scant and I would like to know if anyone has any info on this type of injury.

Answer: Just a quick note to say it’s nice to know that there are others out there with the same problems. I use a V shaped pillow now as I find it supports my back better, especially my right shoulder as the muscle there was very bad, but I found some good physio’s and the exercises are helping even though I don’t like doing them.

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