What Is RSI Or What Does RSI Means?

Question: What is RSI or what does RSI means?

Answer: RSI is an umbrella term for a collection of conditions affecting the neck, shoulders, arms, wrists and  hands. It can also affect the legs and feet. If you use your hands and arms a lot, e.g. keyboard use, you get it the in upper limbs; if you use your legs and feet, e.g. sewing machinist, you get it in the lower limbs.

RSI is also called by various other names, including:

  • Occupation Overuse Injury (OOI)
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD)
  • Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD)


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