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Repetitive Stress Injury

Alternate Names : RSI, Repetitive Stress Syndrome

Repetitive Stress Injury | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the injury?

Symptoms of repetitive stress injury may occur anywhere in the shoulders or arms. Usually they first occur during the repetitive movement. These first symptoms may include tired muscles, aches, and pain.

Later, if repetitive movement continues, the symptoms worsen and may include:

  • muscles aches
  • muscle fatigue, during activity and at rest
  • tingling sensation in the affected area
  • pain radiating up the arm
  • difficulty sleeping
  • numbness in the affected area, especially the fingers
  • disability because of chronic pain or weakness
  • frustration and depression due to pain

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    Repetitive Stress Injury: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Date Reviewed: 08/09/01

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