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Glossary » RSI


repetitive stress injury; injuries resulting from excessive repeated movement with little variation, such as typing and mousing. RSI can result from many activities (such as assembly line work), and interacting with computers is only one manifestation. Damage occurs to soft body tissues, such as tendons and nerves. RSI can be avoided by using a good posture, varying tasks, and taking frequent breaks to stretch and relax. RSI is also called Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD). Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a well-known form of RSI affecting the wrist and hand.