Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
By: Shanaya Dua
- Tenderness in the affected muscle or joint
- Pain in affected muscle or joint
- Throbbing sensation
- Tingling sensation
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of strength
Causes of RSI
- Poor posture or a non-ergonomically designed work space
- Overuse of a particular muscle or group of muscles
- Working in cold temperatures
- ensure that desk, chair and screen are aligned in an ergonomic fashion.
- Adjust chair and keyboard height
- elbows at 90 degrees
- keyboard top about 28 inches
- adequate knee clearance
- adjustable lumbar support
- armrest recommended
- Chin tucks
- Neck rotations
- Neck side bends
- Neck forward bends
- Chest stretches
- Wrist extensions
- Wrist flexing
- Finger stretches
Types of RSI
- Tendinosis: cellular degeneration of collagen within the tendons through overuse (a separate condition from tendinitis)
- Raynaud's disease: the collapse of blood vessels in the extremities when cold or stressed; this condition can be brought on by work involving vibration - jackhammer operators, for instance, are prone
- Rotator cuff syndrome: damage to any of the tendons that hold the shoulder joint in place, particularly common in work where prolonged overhead activity is necessary
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