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How To Identify Repetitive Strain Injury

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Repetitive strain injury (or RSI) is an umbrella term that covers a variety of injuries of the hands, arms and shoulders, caused by repetitive movement. Any activity that involves constant repetitive motions can cause RSI – including prolonged use of a computer keyboard.
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Some examples are carpal tunnel syndrome (compression of the nerve within the wrist), and tenosynovitis (inflammation of a sheath that covers a tendon).
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RSI can strike anyone who does work that requires excessive hand movement, such as assembly-line workers, musicians, writers, food packers and processors.
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RSI usually starts with a tingling in, or numbness of the affected part of the hand, wrist, arm or shoulder. Or a slight pain that goes away at night but returns when the repetitive motions begin again.
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If nothing is done, the pain gets worse until it prevents virtually all use of the hand, wrist, arm, or shoulder. This aggravated condition may last for months.
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If you suspect you have RSI, seek medical advice immediately.
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