Ergonomics & RSI

By Neha Singh

What is RSI?

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a condition where pain and other symptoms occur in an area of the body which has done repetitive tasks (often the arms or hands). Repetitive strain means strain related to actions which are frequently repeated.
Computer repetitive strain injury

Symptoms and Stages

  • Pain and/or tenderness in the affected muscles of joints.
  • Stiffness of the joints or the affected muscles and tendons and throbbing pain
  • Numbness and tingling due to damage or lack of blood supply to the nerves
  • Weakness of the affected muscles.
  • Cramps and agitation
  • Skin over affected area is most commonly warm

Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the prevention of RSI, it includes different ways to stop RSI from occurring when you are working on your laptop or computer.
Laptop Ergonomics - Basic Tips - Adult or Child Laptop Use at Home, Work or School