Repetitive strain injury impacts muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons. These types of injuries can be caused by improper technique or overuse. The elderly are most commonly affected.

Symptoms include tenderness, stiffness, or tingling in the affected area.

Treatment may include anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, ergonomic evaluation, and rarely surgery.

A term used to describe damage and pain caused by repetitive movement and overuse.

  • RSI
  • Overuse syndrome

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

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Cases per year

More than 3 million US cases per year

Treatable by a medical professional

Usually self-diagnosable

Lab tests or imaging rarely required

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