Do You Suffer from Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)?

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is an umbrella term, which includes any condition resulting in repetitive forceful exertions. It includes carpal tunnel syndrome, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow and trigger finger.

RSI is a condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent through our western society, especially with the abundance of technology, including laptops, games consoles and mobile phones. This is shown by the adoption of synonyms of the condition relating to this technology, for instance, iPod finger, blackberry thumb, or gamer’s thumb.

In this age of occupational health being ubiquitous throughout employment some work places will be able to organise a workplace ergonomic assessment in house.  We also have physiotherapists on our team who are trained in carrying out workplace assessments and can visit your workplace to do this and advise on chair height, desk height, body position and ergonomic equipment that can help achieve the optimum working position.

RSI is a common, yet manageable condition. Usually, treatment for RSI conditions involved a strict physiotherapy regime including rest, splinting and massage, paired with anti-inflammatory drug therapy. Your physiotherapist will also provide advice for management of your condition and any means to prevent further implications.

Have you ever experienced or had treatment for RSI?  Let us know in the comments below!

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