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RSI is not a specific medical diagnosis, but rather a family of disorders.
Many people mistakenly equate RSI with carpal tunnel syndrome, even though CTS is only one particular form of RSI.
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Repetitive strain injury can affect more than just your hands and wrists.
Poor posture can lead to severe neck and back injuries.
Fine hand movements, repeated hour after hour, day after day, thousands upon thousands of times, eventually strain the muscles and tendons of the forearms, wrists, and fingers, causing microscopic tears.
In addition to these, there are several other risk factors to be aware of.The following checklist (adapted from Pascarelli and Quilter), can help you determine whether you have RSI: Do you experience: If you develop RSI, and do not take steps to correct the problem, there may be serious repercussions.