Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) happen stress is placed on a part of the body all the time which results in pain, inflammation and swelling. Muscle strain and tissue damage may also happen in sever cases. Injury occurs from constantly repeating the same activities and motion over a long period.
RSIs may be work injuries, gaming injuries, computer or keyboard related or as a result of sports.
RSIs mostly affect adults. But many teens are getting them because of the time they spend using computers, smart phones and gaming consoles. Sports related RSI’s happen in tennis, volley ball and archery but are mostly called “overuse” injuries. Teenagers who practice playing musical instruments are also at risk for getting RSIs.
There are more than 100 different RSI related injuries resulting in pain, injury and lost time from work, school and play. RSI injuries vary greatly from person to person causing many different types of symptoms and problems with the most common areas being affected being the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, ankles and heels.