Repetitive strain injury

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is a generic term for pain caused by repetitive movements, overuse or vibrations and includes conditions such a tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and carpel tunnel syndrome.

Pain is felt in muscles, nerves and tendons. It most commonly affects hands, wrists, forearms, elbow, shoulders or the neck.

Pain occurs due to repetitive activity e.g. using a keyboard. Symptoms can develop gradually over time. Symptoms include pain and tenderness, tingling, numbness and stiffness.

Physiotherapy can be beneficial and we can review your posture while you are carrying out the repetitive activity and help you to strengthen or relax muscles.

Those patients suffering with RSI at work are recommended to have a workplace assessment.