Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive Strain Injury


The term repetitive strain injury (RSI) is used to describe a range of painful conditions of the muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. It is mainly caused by repetitive use of part of the body. It is usually related to a job or occupation, but leisure activities can also be a cause. Unlike a normal strain following a sudden injury, symptoms of RSI can persist well beyond the time it would take symptoms of a normal strain to ease.

SELF Help advice

If you are diagnosed with repetitive strain injury (RSI), your GP will probably advise you to temporarily stop doing the task or activity that is causing your symptoms. A referral for physiotherapy can be made through your GP for advice on posture and how to strengthen or relax your muscles.

Where to get help?

If after trying the above your RSI isn't improving, you are still in pain, it is restricting your movement or generally affecting your quality of life, please feel free to get in touch for a no obligation consultation at our physio's practice in Hull.

General Advice

Patients GP should always be consulted to rule out any underlying medical condition.