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How do I manage my repetitive stress injuries on a daily basis?

On a daily basis, you can ensure that you take appropriate breaks from repetitive activity, like keyboarding, gaming, or other work-related tasks. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers as directed can help to temporarily ease any pain you might have. With injuries to the legs or feet, you should stay off of the affected area for as long as your doctor recommends to let the area rest and heal. You may want to ice the affected area daily. You will want to resume activity on the affected area slowly and carefully, maybe after a period of several days to weeks; this might mean exercising differently for a while until you can put weight on the affected area.

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