DSE Ergonomics

Repetitive Strain Injury Information

Originally coined by the media, 'RSI' (Repetitive Strain Injury) is a generic term used to cover a range of specific disorders of the musculoskeletal system (Type 1 RSI). RSI is also used to describe Non-Specific Pain Syndrome 'diffuse-RSI' (NSPS) and ULD (Upper Limb Disorders). This however is not strictly correct, because RSI only really describes how a problem was caused rather than naming problem.

Research in America has shown that for every dollar invested in an RSI prevention policy in an office environment there is a return of $17.80

RSI/Upper Limb Disorders conditions occur in both upper and lower limbs as well as affecting the spine in various areas, which in turn can cause referred pain into the limbs, making diagnosis difficult. Symptoms of numbness, tingling, sharp pain, dull ache, weakness, loss of grip and restricted movement of limbs can render people incapable of carrying out the simplest of tasks, at home or at work resulting in time off work or in the more extreme cases loss of job and court cases.

RSI Causes

RSI Symptoms

RSI/Upper Limb Disorders are conditions that can affect the neck, shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, fingers and hands causing pain, stress and injury.

ULD Symptoms

RSI Symptoms

RSI Avoidance

For further information to discuss how DSE Ergonomics can help reduce the risks of these injuries occuring please contact us.