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Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive Strain Injury

What is Repetitive Strain Injury?

The condition is self-explanatory, small repetitive. Movements at work may lead to strain on muscles, tendons, tendon sheath, ligaments, nerves, and joints. These injuries are classified as RSI (repetitive Strain Injury). These are again Overuse Injury, which are occupational in origin, so also known as Occupational Overuse Syndrome.

Physiotherapists in Dwarka at Pain Free Physiotherapy clinic will help you understand Occupational hazards that may cause you the RSI.

The repeated movement causes inflammation and damage to the soft tissues. In particular, it has its attribute to the upper limb and forearm pains.

RSI includes mainly localized injuries such as Trigger Finger, Golfer’s Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel syndrome, but, may also include some diffuse pain syndromes like Cervico-Brachial Pain Syndrome or Chronic Pain Syndrome

Signs of Repetitive Strain Injury

Early signs of RSI (repetitive Strain Injury) may be soreness, tingling, or discomfort in the neck, arms, wrists, or fingers. These symptoms may appear during or after a sustained repetitive movement of the extremity.

Symptoms may disappear after stopping the provocating movement, but, in severe cases, it may last from a couple of hours to a few days. In the chronic condition, it had required medical attention and rest from all provocating movements.


  • Burning, Aching, Numbness, or Shooting Pain.
  • Fatigue or Lack of Strength.
  • In Chronic condition cold hands, mainly the fingertips.
  • Difficulty in performing simple tasks like opening doors, chopping vegetables, turning on a tap.


  • Repeated movements at a joint for too long,
  • Working with inadequate equipment,
  • Working too quick, or for long hours without adequate breaks
  • Working in malalignment position of joints

Physiotherapist At Home from Pain Free Physiotherapy clinic can also help you understand these signs and symptoms better and physiotherapy treatment at home can be delivered effectively.


Acute RSI (repetitive Strain Injury) can be easily diagnosed and are treated successfully with good results within fewer sittings of physiotherapy.

Chronic cases of RSI (repetitive Strain Injury) are multifactorial with some RSI cases eventually develop a chronic pain syndrome, which requires more attention and prolongs physiotherapy.

Early intervention is the key to get better results and most cases of Repetitive Strain Injury respond very effectively to the treatment.


In simple terms, Repetitive Strain Injury is the injury caused by strain, which we in our day to day life go through unknowingly. With the exponential career growth, our working hours have also increased leading us to hurt ourselves unknowingly.

But don’t worry we at PAIN FREE PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC understand your health-related problems and have solutions for that. We have a team of Physiotherapists who have enough experience in dealing with any such chronic pains and aches.

Are you facing any such chronic pain or aches? DO NOT avoid it.

Contact us today if you have any questions or need an appointment.

Dr. Roshan Jha worked with leading Hospitals of Delhi like Batra Hospital and BLK Super Speciality Hospital. Dr. Roshan Jha is an innovative, resourceful, and ever-evolving Physiotherapist who takes pride in his offerings to the patients. He is one of those rare physiotherapists who take a special interest in Orthopaedics, neuro patients, and Sports Rehabilitation.

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