Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

RSI (or “Repetitive Strain Injury”) is an umbrella term referring to various different conditions caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression, or sustained/awkward positions.

Commonly, RSI is used to describe upper extremity injuries (e.g. to the fingers, hands and arms), but any body part can be affected (e.g. the trunk, back and legs)

RSI Symptoms

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There are two main types of RSI:

  • Type 1 RSI – Diagnose of an accepted medical condition from your symptoms often involving the swelling and inflammation of the muscles or tendons
  • Type 2 RSI – No obvious symptoms, apart from pain so no formal RSI diagnosis is possible. Also referred to as non-specific pain syndrome

RSI And Computer Use

One of the most common causes of RSI in modern life is using a computer. Whether it’s poor posture or unergonomic equipment, minor changes to your working environment can help your RSI significantly

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