2. Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is damage to the fingers, wrists and other parts of the body due to repeated movements over a long period of time.


In the arms and hands:

  • aching
  • pain in arms/wrists even after rest
  • weakness
  • swelling
  • tenderness
  • numbness
  • pins and needles or burning sensation

In the shoulders and neck:

  • stiffness
  • aching
  • Typing or using the mouse for long periods of time
  • Using too much force on your fingers when typing
  • Using a poorly designed keyboard
  • Workstation or chair is the wrong height so arms are in an unnatural position
  • Ensure workstation and chair are the correct height
  • Support wrists by using wrist rests
  • Keep elbows close to your sides
  • Five minute break from typing at least every hour

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