Repetitive Strain Injuries
This is an umbrella term used to describe overuse caused by the repeated action of a body part. They have become rapidly more common since computer use has become main stream both at home and work. They are usually in the hands, arms and shoulders but can be anywhere in the body. They are caused from; overuse of a muscle, vibrating equipment, holding a position for a long time, poor posture and stress to name a few. The most common type of RSI is carpal tunnel syndrome which affects a nerve supplying the hand.
- Pain, but not always at the site of the RSI
- Neurological symptoms; pins and needles, numbness, weakness