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Repetitive strain injur1 - Focal dystonia Causes There are...

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Repetitive strain injury Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) refers to an injury of the musculoskeletal or nervous system that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertion, vibrations, mechanical compression or a sustained awkward positions. Symptoms RSI is a collective term that covers a range of hand, wrist, forearm, shoulder, neck, back, knee and ankle disorders. The upper limb RSIs are those that are more commonly encountered. Symptoms may include:- Sensations of tingling, aching or burning Swelling and/or numbness Paraesthesia Incessant nagging pain There are no characteristic clinical signs in RSI. Due to the ambiguous nature of complaints, RSI is include a number of well localised conditions, which include:- Tenosinovitis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
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Unformatted text preview: Focal dystonia Causes There are three main causes of RSI:- Fixed working positions Repetitive movements Psychological stress The standard view is that RSIs are musculotendinous injuries in the upper limb, shoulder girdle or neck caused by an overload of particular muscle groups, from repetitive use; or from the maintenance of constrained postures, which result in pain, fatigue, and a decline in work performance. An alternative hypothesis is that RSIs are not organic in nature and are not work related. Some experts believe that the condition is due to a conversion disorder, whereby psychological conflict is converted into physical pain. A more controversial hypothesis is that the patients initially have the symptoms of the RSI but then retain them for secondary gain, such as compensation or time off work....
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