Repetitive Strain Injury RSI
Repetitive strain injury or RSI is the name for a collection of symptoms which are due to overuse and repetitive strain on muscles and fascia and the connective tissues around muscles and joints.
RSI is most commonly thought of as a work-related injury from too much time spent at a computer, and therefore is sometimes also called work related upper limb disorder or WRULD. However, RSI can affect anyone making repetitive movements.
Typical RSI symptoms include chronic pain, especially at night, sharp and shooting nerve pains, inflammation, burning pain, tingling, numbness, pins and needles and a general loss of function, for example the inability to pick up a coffee cup or pen.
The Pain Care Clinic approach to RSI includes myofascial release and advanced massage therapy. It is also important to correctly identify the source of the pain, reduce the frequency of the problem movement, and find new, safer, ways to do things. Amanda Oswald of the Pain Care Clinic has training in display screen equipment DSE risk assessment and can advise employees and employers on making adjustments to workstations, if requested.
The Pain Care Clinic specialises in myofascial release and advanced massage therapy for private clients with medical diagnoses of chronic pain conditions and acute pain or injuries.
The information on these pages is intended to be general information only.
If you are unsure about your own medical diagnosis or options for medical treatment then please consult a doctor.