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Q. What is first aid for sprains and minor injuries?
A. RICE
• Rest
• Ice
• Compression
• Elevation of the injured part above the heart
If there is swelling or deformity or a lot of pain, medical treatment would be needed to make a diagnosis of the injury. Sometimes fractures are difficult to tell from sprains.

Q. What is the best way to set up my workstation?
A. It is important that the upper extremity is in a comfortable position for computer and other desk-related activities. The wrists should be straight and the elbows bent less than a 90 degree angle. The work surface should be low enough to above reaching up for use of the keyboard and the height of the monitor should allow looking ahead so that the shoulders and neck are relaxed. It can also be helpful to move around and change positions frequently.