Repetitive strain injur1

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

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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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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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