Repetitive Stress Injury Guide for Hands and Wrists

Written by Michele Wheat

Repetitive strain injury, or RSI, is known as primarily a work-related disorder, but can occur in a variety of circumstances. It can be an injury to the tendon, muscle, or nerve. RSI can result in aches and pain, swelling, numbness, weakness or even tingling in the affected area. It is usually caused by repetitive movements of a particular part of the body, as well as poor posturing and even as a result of stress.

There are several types of RSI, and the severity and treatment depends on a number of factors. Many can treated by simple exercises for your hand, wrist and shoulders. However, the most severe diagnoses can result in surgery to alleviate the pain.

To understand troubles associated with Repetitive Strain Injury, we have assembled a number of resources:

RSI Warning Signs

RSI Causes

RSI Prevention

RSI Treatment

Other RSI Information