repetitive-strain injury
  • noun
    (written as repetitive strain injury)
    a pain in the arm felt by someone who performs the same movement many times over a period of time.
  • 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.
  • acronym RSI
  • synonym repetitive-motion injury

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