Repetitive strain injury (RSI) with a difference
Most people get a Repetitive Strain Injury and need RSI treatment at some time in their lives. This is because, over time, the repetitive activities we do each day can build up into an RSI injury.
In these modern times, many develop RSI wrist, thumb, finger, hand, forearm, and shoulder pain because of increased use of smartphones and computers. These include common repetitive motions from typing, texting, using your mouse, or joystick.
For example, a doctor reported a woman having “WhatsAppitis” after spending six hours making “continuous movements with both thumbs to send messages” using the instant messaging service1. The patient woke up with pain in both wrists from her repetitive actions over such a long period of time.
However, a RSI injury is not limited to the use of new technologies. You may run, cycle, drive, play an instrument, swim or lift weights!