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Repetitive strain injury (RSI), also commonly called repetitive stress injury, is a loose group of conditions from overuse of the computer, guitar, knife or similar motion or tool. Depending on the severity and condition it can affect muscles, tendons, and nerves usually in the arms and upper back.
The medical reason behind RSI causes is when the muscles in the affected area are kept tense for a very long time periods possibly because of bad posture and/or as a result of repetitive movements causing the muscles and tendons to become strained and cause injury.
The conditions are most common in Factories on an assembly line where countless movements are repeated for long periods or computer workers are the primary group as they spent countless hours on a computer.
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