The RSI case of Sanjeev Sabhlok: description of the problem and its treatment.
By Sanjeev Sabhlok, PhD (Economics)
After nearly five years of experiencing a really bad case of symptoms described commonly as RSI, and while continuing to experience some such symptoms, it is time to record the evidence of the aetiology of this extremely painful syndrome and its cure.
While various books and journal articles have pointed to parts of the possible problem, unfortunately this has been a personal journey of learning and experience, with the least contribution coming from medical science.
Experts in neurology, neuroscience, pain management, hand surgery, and numerous other general practitioners from three continents and countries completely failed in their diagnosis of the problem, which, given my experience today, I believe there are clear clinical symptoms and measurable or palpable signs.
Since the matter here is of enormous significance in terms of its potential repercussions for the medical science of musculoskeletal disorders, I propose to cover
1. the physical symptoms in the first section,
2. the psychological consequences in the second section,
3. my search for solutions in the third section,
4. the costs in the fourth section, and
5. a hypothesis on the cause of RSI in the fifth.
A conclusion will be added in due course.