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repetitive strain injury

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  1. any of a group of debilitating disorders, as of the hand and arm, characterized typically by pain, numbness, tingling, or loss of muscle control and caused by the stress of repeated movements. Abbreviation: RSI
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Origin of repetitive strain injury

1990–95
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sprainstrainRSI

British Dictionary definitions for repetitive strain injury

repetitive strain injury

repetitive stress injury

noun
  1. a condition, characterized by arm or wrist pains, that can affect musicians, computer operators, etc, who habitually perform awkward hand movementsAbbreviation: RSI
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repetitive strain injury

[rĭ-pĕtĭ-tĭv]
  1. Any of various musculoskeletal disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, characterized by numbness, pain, or weakness of muscles, tendons, nerves, and other soft tissues, and caused by the persistent repetition of certain physical movements.
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