Terminology

There a many terms, abbreviations and acronymns used when discussing RSI. Here are a few of the ones we have come across.

Bursa
Small fluid-filled sacs that protect and lubricate pressure points in the body (e.g. Between bones and tendons/muscles)
Bursitis
Inflammation of the ‘Bursa’
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Compression of the median nerve which can cause pain, a feeling of cold, tingling, ‘pins and needles’ and weakness
CTS
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Dorsiflexion Bending the wrist upwards – typically while using a mouse or keyboard. Resting the heel of your palm on the desk and lifting your fingers to use the mouse/keyboard causes dorsiflexion
RSI Repetitive Strain Injury


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