Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is described as an injury to the nerves, tendons, and muscles caused by repetitive motion or staying in a fixed position for a long time. The NHS describes RSI as the pain we feel in these body parts after overusing or engaging them in a repetitive movement.
What Are The Symptoms Of RSI?
RSI usually affects the upper parts like hands, wrists, shoulders, neck, elbows, and forearms, although it can affect other parts too. The symptoms can be mild, severe, or develop from mild to severe over time. Some common symptoms of RSI include stiffness, pain, tingling, throbbing, and aching.
What Are The Causes of RSI?
Staying in a fixed position for several hours or using the same muscles through repetition increases the risk of RSI. Additionally, lifting heavy objects or not exercising enough may also cause RSI.
Talk To Your Doctor!
If you feel you have RSI, the best course of action is to talk to your GP.