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Worked-Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD or RSI)

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What is RSI/Work-Related Upper Limb Disorder?

RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) is caused by mechanical irritation which upsets the body’s highly-tuned natural balance. It is an inflammation of the tendon sheaths in the fingers and hands, wrists and elbows which may eventually progress to the upper arms and shoulders. RSI is also often referred to as WRULD, which stands for Work-Related Upper Limb Disorder.

Often stiffness in the spinal joints of the neck and upper back aggravate or even cause RSI in the arms and hands. Spinal problems cause irritation of the nerves as they exit the spine, leading to problems in the muscles they supply.

A Repetitive Strain Injury is an injury to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. This may be caused by repetitive tasks, vibrations, mechanical compression or sustained or awkward positions.

It is important to work in a comfortable environment which has been appropriately adjusted and assessed to ensure that it is safe. Your Employer has a legal duty to try and prevent work-related Repetitive Strain Injury and ensure anyone who already has the condition doesn’t get any worse.

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