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Musculoskeletal Disorders

Snap out of it

Technology: can’t live without it, can’t quite live pain-free with it. In this modern age, this seems to be the norm.

Tuesday, 29 January, 2013, 4:23pm

Growing risk of 'iPhone syndrome'

A growing number of Hongkongers are at risk of developing a condition doctors call 'iPhone syndrome' by overusing their smartphones.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Mouse traps

FOR YEARS, repetitivestrain injury (RSI) was dismissed as an imaginary or exaggerated condition created by disgruntled office workers. Nowadays, although it may go by different names, there's no doubt it's a real problem - and so is the pain.

26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Experts find cases of repetitive strain injury are rising as more people take to the keyboard

Randall van der Woning has suffered from repetitive strain injury in his hands for two years.

Mr van der Woning, who has an extensive Web site chronicling his life in Hong Kong, has found his right hand - with which he uses his mouse - aches, tingles and then falls numb after a long periods at his home computer.

20 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Surge in injury cases

The number of employees diagnosed by a workers' health clinic as suffering from repetitive strain injury (RSI) increased sevenfold last year.

The Hong Kong Workers' Health Centre diagnosed only 10 cases at its clinic in 1998 but the number rose to 74 last year.

25 Feb 2000 - 12:00am