repetitive strain injury

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repetitive strain injury:

see repetitive stress injuryrepetitive stress injury
or repetitive strain injury
(RSI), injury caused by repeated movement of a particular part of the body. Often seen in workers whose physical routine is unvaried, RSI has become epidemic since computers have entered the workplace in large
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repetitive strain injury

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(Repetitive Strain Injury) Ailments of the hands, neck, back and eyes due to computer use. The remedy for RSI is frequent breaks which should include stretching or yoga postures. See carpal tunnel syndrome, Maltron keyboard, wrist rest, Nintendo thumb, iPod finger and repetitive brain injury.
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