Learn about the causes of Repetitive Strain Injury & find a practitioner in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to help you overcome Repetitive Strain Injury within New Zealand.
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is an occupational overuse syndrome which affects the muscles in the hands, wrist, arm and shoulders. Pain and discomfort is experienced whilst performing a repeated motion.
Causes of repetitive strain injury (RSI)
The exact cause of RSI is not fully known but the condition is related
to the overuse of muscles typically in the hands, wrists, arms,
shoulders, back and neck through repetitive activity. One of the common
factors resulting in RSI is working at a computer whereby the user
experiences cramp through repetitive typing.
Awkward posture, poor technique, lack of rest breaks, badly designed equipment and workstations that are poorly designed can trigger the symptoms of RSI. Stress is another contributory factor in repetitive strain injuries.
Common symptoms of RSI include:
joints (such as the elbows and knees), are surrounded by a membrane
called the Synovial Membrane. This membrane forms a capsule around the
ends of two articulating bones and secretes a liquid called the
Synovial Fluid - HA (Hyaluronic Acid) being a chief component.