RSI can be a common problem and affects people in many different ways depending on their working conditions. Such symptoms include:
The two sectors where repetitive strain injuries are most common are:
If you work in manufacturing or on a production line where you have to perform repetitive tasks, then RSI can develop in the form of aches and pains in your thumbs, fingers, arms, shoulders and wrists.
If you work in an office and spend most of your day sitting at a desk carrying out repetitive jobs such as data entry, or spend a long time holding a phone to your ear, then you can often develop aches and pains in your upper body such as your shoulders, neck, back and hips.