What are RSI and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI is an umbrella term referring to all musculoskeletal injuries which result from overuse of the hand and wrist. One of these injuries is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which is caused by injury to a nerve in the wrist.
Symptoms of RSI
RSI is characterised by pain and stiffness in the joints of the hands and fingers. In more serious cases this can lead to a chain reaction which causes tension and referred pain up the arm and into the neck. You may also find your fingers very stiff, particularly when you wake up.