A repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a blanket term used to
describe more than 20 disorders of the musculoskeletal system,
including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and bursitis. RSI can
affect anyone involved in work that requires frequent repetitive
motion of their arms or hands. It is more likely to happen if these
movements are combined with awkward posture and/or excessive force
in work or leisure activities. Many of these injuries can be
prevented with improved work habits and posture (ergonomics).
People suffering from a RSI may notice numbness, tingling, sharp
pain, dull ache, weakness, loss of grip strength and restricted
mobility in the affected joints. In its severest form, RSI can
render people incapable of carrying out even simple tasks, at home
and at work. While most cases of RSI are treatable, it can recur
and may become chronic without appropriate management. Our
Physiotherapists have taken specialized courses in Ergonomics and
in the prevention and treatment of RSI's.
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