|What Are Repetitive Stress Injuries? (http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/home/ergonomics.html)|
Repetitive stress injuries (RSI) are a group of conditions generally caused by placing too much stress on a joint, and they vary in type and severity. Most repetitive stress injuries are linked to the stress of repetitive motions at the computer or overuse injuries in sports. (source: kidshealth.org)
|Repetitive Stress Injury (http://www.arthritis.ca/types%20of%20arthritis/repetitive%20stress%20injury/quick%20facts/default.asp?s=1)|
From The Arthritis Society
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|Paul Marxhausen (http://eeshop.unl.edu/rsi.html)|
As more and more work, education and recreation involves computers, everyone needs to be aware of the hazard of Repetitive Strain Injury to the hands and arms resulting from the use of computer keyboards and mice. This can be a serious and very painful condition that is far easier to prevent than to cure once contracted, and can occur even in young physically fit individuals. (source: Paul Marxhausen; UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN)
|Typing Injury FAQ (http://www.tifaq.org/)|
Provides a wide variety of information about repetitive strain injuries (RSI's), resources for dealing with these ailments, and a broad description of assistive products to reduce injury risk and symptoms. While the primarily focus is on computer users at risk of injury, health professionals, researchers, educators, designers, resellers and manufacturers will find a wealth of information of interest. Many of the resources provided here also relate well to other work environments.
|Workplace Injuries & Physical Disabilities (http://www.sayican.com/worinphysdis.html)|
|Amara's RSI Page (http://www.amara.com/aboutme/rsi.html)|
An RSI develops slowly and can affect many parts of the body. Many symptoms may come and go before settling in: aching, tenderness, swelling, pain, cracking, tingling, numbness, loss of strength, loss of joint movement, and diminishing coordination of the injured area.