• RSI sufferers usually do not want to spend much additional time on the computer.
• You can read it anywhere you like (even in the bath).
• You can easily mark certain passages.
• Speaking with a health professional is easier when bringing a real book rather than having to say "I have read (…) on the internet. What do you think?"
The book "It's Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! RSI Theory and Therapy for Computer Professionals" provides a good overview of the complex RSI topic. Most exercises are illustrated, but not all of them. It is written by the American physical therapist Suparna Damany and Jack Bellis, one of her patients. The book benefits from the vast practical experience of the author, who has successfully treated many patients. Several ex-patients tell their story here and there. The book especially deals with the problems of computer users, but is worth reading by every other RSI sufferer too (price: ).
As you have probably already read on the page causes, RSI generally has two different triggers: A physical overload due to repeated movements or a psychosomatic cause. The book "It's Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome" deals almost exclusively with the physical repetitions that are the cause of the majority of RSI cases. The book "The MindBody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain" by John E. Sarno deals with possible psychological causes. This is no specific RSI-book, but handles a variety of persistent pain in the entire body. I recommend it especially to people who have had very little or no success with conventional treatment so far (price: ).