Repetitive stress injuries causing pain in upper limbs

Finger Injury East Coast 26 Jul

Repetitive stress injuries causing pain in upper limbs

Bukit Timah Branch: 03-04, Sime Darby Centre 896, Dunearn Road Singapore – 589472
Phone : 64630905
 East Coast Branch: 46, East Coast Road, 07-03 East Gate @ Katong Singapore – 428766
Phone : 62822572
 Raffles Branch: The Medical Practice, 1 Raffles Link #01-03A, Singapore – 039393
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Repetitive stress injuries (RSI) or cumulative trauma disorders are a group of injuries that commonly affect the muscles, nerves and joints of the upper limb. Upper limbs are meant for performing simple to complex tasks in our day to day activities. Some of us are required to perform the same tasks within a short span of time repeatedly due to work or recreational activities.

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When tasks are performed repeatedly, there is inadequate rest and recovery period and therefore muscles and or joints are predisposed to RSIs.


Some examples of RSI in our day to day activities are lifting/carrying heavy loads, using tools manually, performing keystrokes on the computer keyboard, working in assembly lines in industries.



What are some common RSI’s

  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Supraspinatus tendonitis
  • Bicipital tendonitis
  • Tennis/Golfer’s elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Wrist ligament injuries
  • Dequervain’s tendonitis
  • Trigger finger

At times more than one type of RSI can occur together.


How do we help?

Pain relief, activity modification and strengthening of muscles around the affected area are paramount towards preventing the musculoskeletal issue from recurring. Addressing the cause of the pain is important as this will ensure that the problem will not repeat itself.


Talk to us if you have a question

Call 64630905 (Bukit Timah) or 62822572 ( East Coast).


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