What Are Other Types Of Repetitive Stress Injury?

13 Jul, 2022
By: Donald W Fohrman
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, while being the most common, is only one type of Repetitive Stress Injury. There are three basic categories of RSI: Repetitive Stress Injuries involving nerves: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, ulnar nerve compression at the elbow and wrist Repetitive Stress Injuries involving tendons, muscles and soft tissues: bursitis, myositis, rotator cuff […]
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, while being the most common, is only one type of Repetitive Stress Injury. There are three basic categories of RSI:

  1. Repetitive Stress Injuries involving nerves: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, ulnar nerve compression at the elbow and wrist
  2. Repetitive Stress Injuries involving tendons, muscles and soft tissues: bursitis, myositis, rotator cuff tendinitis, tendinitis including “tennis elbow” ganglion cysts, DeQuervain’s disease and trigger finger.
  3. Repetitive Stress Injuries involving the vascular (blood vessel) system: Raynaud’s syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome.

The following charts summarize the most common types of RSI and
their symptoms.

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After completing law school Donald became an assistant Attorney General for 7 years and was assigned to the Industrial Commission Division. During that time he spent evenings establishing his own firm. Donald became a founding partner of a large workers’ compensation/personal injury firm but decided to leave the firm in 1990 to start a smaller “boutique” firm with the belief that bigger isn’t always better!
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