Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is also known as Occupational Overuse Syndrome or (OSS). It is a term given to a range of conditions which are characterised by the painful discomfort in overworked muscles, tendons or other soft tissues caused usually by poor work processes and unsuitable working conditions involving repetitive or forceful movements or the maintenance of constrained or awkward postures. For this reason RSI compensation claims can payout very well.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when numbness and tingling occurs in the fingers and hand. It comes from pressure on the median nerve in the wrist.
Tenosynovitis is witnessed as a pain and swelling of the tendons that often occurs in the hands and wrists.
Epicondylitis similarly is a pain and tenderness felt of the muscles and tendons of and around the elbow.
Static Muscle Strain occurs when muscles are used to keep part of the body still and stiff for long periods causing stiffness and pain in the muscles around the shoulders neck and forearms.
In the early stages, the pain from Repetitive Strain Injury may be slight. If action is taken immediately, no damage is likely to occur. If no action is taken, the condition may worsen. Change within the workplace is imperative to prevent permanent damage.
Work that requires fast repetitive movements, fixed postures held for long periods or repeated forceful movements may hold the risk of Repetitive Strain Work Injury.
Other risk factors that arise from poorly organised work systems and processes include:
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