What Is Repetitive Strain Injury?

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) develops when parts of the body are subjected to repetitive movements. Usually, RSI affects the upper parts of the body as a person’s arms, hands, neck and shoulders are normally involved with movement in the workplace. RSIs are also known as repetitive stress injuries, repetitive motion injuries, and cumulative trauma disorders. Examples of RSI There are many different kinds of RSIs. One of the most common RSIs is carpal tunnel syndrome. When pressure is placed on the median nerve that runs down the forearm to the hand, people develop symptoms such as a feeling of...

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