Repetitive Strain Injury

February 18, 2014
Every year some 2.3 million Canadian adults are affected by some form of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) or Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSIs), severely limiting their ability to work and affecting their lives.
January 29, 2010
Also called cumulative trauma disorders (CTD), repetitive trauma, repetitive injury, RSIs refer to a range of disabling injuries of the soft tissues, usually of the hands, wrists, forearms, shoulders, back and legs. The different terms indicate that such injuries involve repetition, and that they can also be caused by force, rapid movement, excessive strain, uncomfortable positioning of limbs or being in a constrained position over long periods.