By: Jennifer

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What is RSI?

RSI, short form for: Repetitive Strain Injury, is an injury that happens often. It damages tendons, muscles, and nerves in your body. Office RSI usually effects neck, back, wrists, and more. RSI will most likely affect most of your upper body. It is cause by repetitive movement that is not meant for your body.


Symptoms of RSI includes:

  • Pain
  • Cramps
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Throbbing in the muscles
  • Numbness
  • Tightness and aching in muscles

These symptoms will occur regularly if it is not treated.

Stages of Injury

How Can We Prevent This?

RSI is a constant pain, but there are ways to help stop you from getting RSI.

  • Better posture
  • Moving around once every 20 mins.
  • Resting your fingers and eyes
  • Adjusting your office chair
  • Have your arms at a 90 degrees angle from your body to the computer

RSI Prevention

Office Exercises

There are many exercises for office work that will help you with RSI. Here are most of them.

Types of RSI

Type 1 RSI: Localised Conditions

  • Compression or pain to a nerve in the wrist
  • Inflammation of a tendon and a tendon sheath

These type of RSI are caused by repetitive tasks, but some people have these common syndromes even if they have not done any repetitive task.

Symptoms of type 1 RSI can include; swelling, inflammation, and nerve compression problems.

Type 2 RSI: Diffused Conditions

These type of symptoms do not have a clear syndrome. There are no clarification of inflammation, swelling or any problems with tendons or nerves. It is known as a diffused RSI or a non-specific pain syndrome.