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Repetitive strain injury (RSI)


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The main symptom of repetitive strain injury (RSI) is pain, which may be burning, aching or throbbing. It may also hurt when moving the affected area.

Repeated use of a part of your body, such as your shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist or hand can cause repetitive strain injury (RSI).

Things you can do to help ease repetitive strain injury (RSI) include keeping active and taking painkillers.

Treatments is often not needed for repetitive strain injury (RSI). But sometimes physiotherapy and steroid injections may be recommended.

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a term that's sometimes used to describe pain caused by repeated movement of a part of the body.

Page last reviewed: 23/05/2022
Next review due: 24/05/2025