There is a one unlikely common thing that unites the professional sportsmen, musicians and web-designers. This thing is the long list of professional injuries topped by various strains, sprains and the almost inevitable RSI (Repetitive Stress Injury).
Another common thing between the people of these professions and the likely professional traumas that manifest themselves not by the rate of “if”, but by the rate of “when” is that most of the health insurance plans will fail to cover such injuries in the necessary proportions. The doctors are often less than enthusiastic when it comes to the professional injury treatments. The medication process is very long and slow. A recovery from a serious professional injury may take up to several years.
As it often happens with nasty lasting medical conditions the prevention is the best cure. Though it had already been mentioned that the professional injuries will raise their ugly little head one way or another sooner or later, but for instance the ankle taping for sports or usage of tennis bracelets for musicians and computer graphic artists may reduce the injury risk by 70%. (more...)