1. [syn: tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis, lateral humeral epicondylitis]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: painful inflammation of the tendon at the outer border of
the elbow resulting from overuse of lower arm muscles (as
in twisting of the hand) [syn: tennis elbow, lateral
epicondylitis, lateral humeral epicondylitis]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
overuse strain injury
carpal tunnel syndrome
repetitive strain disorder
repetitive strain injury
(Or "repetitive strain injury", RSI, "repetitive
strain disorder") Any tendon or muscle injury resulting from
overuse, usually in the hand, wrist, or arm. Injury may be
caused by any combination of repetitive, unacustomed, or
prolonged movements, forcefulness, or an awkward position
(often due to bad ergonomics). The symptoms are pain,
tingling, weakness, numbness, swelling, cracking, stiffness,
or reduced coordination.
Common conditions are:
Carpal tunnel syndrome, where swelling of the membrane linings
in your wrist surrounding the tendons that bend your fingers
compresses the median nerve. This may result in numbness and
pain in the hand, arm, shoulder, and neck.
Tennis elbow, where rotating your wrist and using force causes
a form of epicondylitis.
Tendinitis, where unacustomed exercise or repeated awkward
movements inflame wrist, elbow, or shoulder tendons, often
leading to severe stiffness.
Trigger finger, a popping or catching sensation when you bend
your finger, wrist, or shoulder. This form of tenosynovitis
is caused by repetitive hand movements.
To prevent the condition worsening, treat the pain with heat,
cold, or aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen sodium; rest; or
immobilise the injured area with a splint or bandage. See a
Amara's RSI information
RSI links from Yahoo
Guide to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
CTS from Yahoo