Question: What are the symptoms of RSI?
Answer: RSI is a progressive condition, it starts with mild pain or tiredness of the hands, arms etc. during the working day, getting better overnight.Progressing to the pain and tiredness persisting overnight, but getting better after a few days break, to finally persistent pain which does not go away even after complete rest.The earlier treatment is commenced, the better your chance of complete recovery. In the later stages, complete recovery is not always possible although symptoms can be reduced with treatment.
- Difficulty using hands for numerous domestic, work and personal tasks (including turning pages of books or magazines, carrying or lifting things, turning doorknobs or taps or keys, holding a coffee mug, etc.).
- Tenderness and pain in the neck, shoulders, upper back, upper arm, elbows, forearms, wrists or fingers.
- Muscle spasms or weakness (including loss of strength of grip).
- Tingling, numbness or loss of sensation.
- Swelling in the hands or forearms.