repetitive strain injury

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a pain in the arm felt by someone who performs the same movement many times over a period of time.

Computing

  • noun pain in the arm, wrist, or hands felt by someone who performs the same movement many times over a certain period, as when operating a computer.

Electronics

  • (written as repetitive-strain injury)
    damage to tissue, muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, or the like, caused by repeated trauma. For example, even when using an ergonomically sound wrist pad, if a person types at a keyboard long enough, carpal-tunnel syndrome may result. Another example is trigger finger. Its abbreviation is RSI. Also called repetitive-motion injury.

Media Studies

  • noun pain caused by repeating the same physical action over and over, e.g. by using a keyboard and mouse continually.

Medical

  • noun pain, usually in a limb, felt by someone who performs the same movement many times over a period, e.g. when operating a computer terminal or playing a musical instrument.
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