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.
Myofascial Release for RSI
The Pain Care Clinic approach to RSI includes myofascial release, trigger point therapy 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.