Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
Repetitive strain injury is caused by the overuse of muscles mainly in the upper body, especially the hands, wrists, knuckles, arms, shoulders, back or neck caused basically by repeated actions such as excessive use of a mouse, keyboard or most commonly excessive use of texting on mobile phones. As a computer user that works many hours using a mouse and keyboard I can vouch that repetitive strain injury can be very painful indeed. Apart from the obvious and the actions highlighted above RSI is also common in users of the guitar, knife or similar repetitive actions. It is an occupational overuse syndrome affecting muscles, tendons and nerves in the arms, hands and upper back; hence it is also known as work related upper limb disorder.
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Check the signs of repetitive strain injury to see if you have RSI with details of cures including taking regular breaks to prevent it leading to a permanent disability.
A dedicated group of RSI sufferers based in London offering local meeting and events to provide mutual support and sharing information and resources. Site includes details of future meetings.
Official information provided by Patient.co.uk that explains the causes of repetitive strain injury and the treatments available along with highlighting the areas of the body mostly affected.
Covers all aspects of repetitive strain injury from symptoms and causes to prevention and treatments and highlights a number of products and aids that may be of assistance.
A national UK repetitive strain injury charity assisting with the prevention of RSI and helping sufferers find relief. Includes helpful resources via the website with contacts and details of support groups and conferences.
An information site for sufferers or anybody interested in repetitive strain injury and other musculo-skeletal disorders. Includes repetitive strain injury news, medical facts and offers links to support groups as well as offering useful information about how to minimise the risks of RSI.
A site that explains the early symptoms of repetitive strain injury (RSI) with treatment details and suggested exercises.
Providing details of repetitive strain therapy treatments and rehabilitation with statistics, articles and treatment details.