RSI or repetitive strain injury is the name given to a number of injuries which can occur with repetitive use of a body part.
Most moving parts of the body can get RSI. Hand therapists most often treat wrist RSI.
Symptoms of RSI
The symptoms of RSI are varied and multiple.
Symptoms may be specific to the part of the body or the structure at that part which is involved. For example overloading of a tendon will result in different symptoms to a nerve which may be pressed on by firm and overworked muscles.
Some symptoms include:
Causes of RSI
The primary cause of RSI is repetitive use or overloading of a body part over a prolonged period of time. Other causes can include;
See other blogs for some information about different types of RSI.
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