Many of us already have heard about the term RSI. Repetitive strain injury is a common cause for people to stop working in certain environment s due to the pain they suffer from repetitive movement. It can affect different parts of the body and many of is instantly relate RSI to the wrists and hands in particular. However, you may be interested to learn that RSI is a blanket term for a wide variety of strain and trauma injuries that involve many different parts of the body and not just the hands or wrists.
RSI can encompass many different conditions such as tendonitis. Tendonitis is a condition that is caused by overuse of the tendons. This will result in inflammation and can affect the hip as well as the shoulder. The pain from this type of inflammation can be severe and can leave the person suffering with it very little movement of the affected area.
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is a relatively common condition that affects the nerve that runs from the hand through the region called carpel tunnel and will directly affect the fingers on the hand. Hairdressers, typists, data entry clerks and anyone that uses their hands for repetitive actions is at risk of developing this type of condition. RSI is the blanket term used to cover any condition that occurs as a result of repetitive action.
Given the increase in use of computers there seems to be an increasing concern for workers to take a break and rest their hands and fingers. Many computer users can suffer from writer’s cramp and will often complain about a tingling sensation in their wrists and fingers when typing for long periods of time. There have been some remarkableorthopedic style implements that can help prevent these types of conditions in the workplace. IN all instances, seeking advice and direction from an orthopedic doctor is recommended.