RSI – Repetitive Strain Injury
What is Repetitive Strain Injury?
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) occurs when a part of the body has done repetitive tasks to the point where pain and other symptoms appear. It often happens in the hands, wrists or arms, but any body part subjected to repeated movement can be affected. The condition impacts the ligaments, nerves, tendons, and muscles. You may also hear the term “overuse injury,” but that’s a general term for injuries that come from excessive use of muscles, tendons and soft tissues. These don’t necessarily occur from repetitive movement, which is the key difference in repetitive strain injury.