Repetitive strain injury or RSI is the term given to pain around joints that has been caused by repetitive movement over a long period of time. This could be from a work injury or a long-term condition. There are many different types of RSI but there are more common forms than others.
What is the most common form of RSI?
This is a difficult question because RSI covers so many different conditions and joints and can be caused initially by an accident at work or a sport injury. However, RSI can be divided into two forms, type 1 and type 2.
Type 1 is often the most common form of RSI in that it is the most well known. This is because type 1 is the form that is caused from known medical conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. Whereas, type 2 is associated with pain that cannot be connected to any existing medical condition and is often referred to as non-specific upper limb pain.
What should I do if I think I may have RSI?
If you are suffering from joint pain which will not ease up even after resting the limb you should definitely seek medical advice. Whether you have the most common form of RSI or not, it is always best to get it diagnosed early. The earlier on in the condition the more treatments are likely to work.
However, if the RSI gets progressively worse and non-surgical treatments have not worked, your only option may be surgery.
If you’ve suffered an accident at work or your actions while at work have contributed to you sustaining RSI, then Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you claim compensation that you deserve. With over 15 years’ experience in personal injury claims, our expert legal team can help to make the claims process as simple and hassle-free as possible. In fact, many of our clients are able to settle their work injury claim without having to step a foot in a court room.
To find out more about making an accident at work claim speak to one of our friendly advisers on our 24-hour free phone on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Alternatively, take the simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to see if you could be eligible to make a work accident claim.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown