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Regular user of laptop/phone? You MUST read this!

Updated: Mar 2

Are you suffering from pain in the wrist and elbow due to working on your laptop/handheld device for a long time?

Repetitive Stress injuries | Shreshtha Ayurveda

With the increase in the use of computers/laptops and other handheld devices, RSI or Repetitive stress injuries have become a common complaint.

The mouse work and texting which creates a relatively heavy load on the small muscles of the lower arm and wrists are the most common trouble spots. Elbows and shoulders can also be stiff and/or painful, and the thumb and fingers can feel numb and sometimes painful.

Warning signs include pain or tenderness, stiffness, tingling or numbness, cramp, weakness and throbbing.

In Ayurveda, all kinds of pain are caused due to the derangement of Vatha dosha. And a warm oil application and gentle massage can do wonders to reduce the Vatha dosha and hence relieve the pain and discomfort.

Professionals who use these devices regularly will greatly benefit from this simple 3-step massage with Mahavedanantaka tailam. This 5 minute procedure will also prevent damage to the elbow and wrist joints and the underlying tissues.

Try a 3-step simple massage with Mahavedanantaka tailam which will take just 5 minutes

Step 1: warm the oil. (Oils are best warmed using a water bath to prevent burning of the oil and charring the herbs in it. 2 to 3 tsps of the oil can be taken in a steel cup and kept over hot water in another mug/vessel)- 1 min

Step 2: Apply the oil from the shoulder downwards, to the elbow , till the tips of the finger- 1 min

Step 3: Massage gently, but firmly starting from the shoulder, elbow and wrist till the tip of the fingers in downward direction (Do not rub in reverse direction). Start the next stroke again from the shoulder. Use circular movements on the shoulder joint, elbow and the wrist. Massage for a minimum of 3 mins. Wash with hot water.