Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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.

It is estimated that more than 200,000 employees take time off work each year in the UK due to RSI, costing businesses more than £3 billion.  Find sites listed in this busy area of ABLEize offering official details, symptoms, treatment and recovery advice along with a number of products and aids such as specially designed ergonomic keyboards, speech dictation software to alleviate typing, specifically designed mice etc all designed to enable you to continue your everyday life with relief from RSI.

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Describes injuries that occur due to prolonged and repetitive use of the PC, who is most vulnerable and findings on the healing process. Explains the causes of RSI.

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.

An interesting article from The Guardian in-house GP. Includes details of the causes of RSI, symptoms and offers advice on how to prevent it via some useful tips.

Highlighting repetitive strain injury (RSI) as the most common work-related ailment that causes pain to millions of workers through a range of repetitive actions. Find out about the causes and treatment of RSI.

An NHS site that explains the early symptoms of repetitive strain injury (RSI) with treatment details and suggested exercises.

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.

Providing details of repetitive strain therapy treatments and rehabilitation with statistics, articles and treatment details.

Provides information and advice about how to prevent or reduce the effects of repetitive strain injuries for office and manual workers. Includes handy guides and tips while working.

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.