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Upper limb disorders

Upper limb disorders (ULDs) affect the arms, from fingers to shoulder, and neck. They are often called repetitive strain injuries, 'RSI', cumulative trauma disorder or occupational overuse syndrome.

ULDs are common both in the workplace and elsewhere and can result from various kinds of work.

They can be associated with the use of display screen equipment (DSE) or work using vibrating tools. You can find advice on the DSE and Hand-arm vibration at work pages.

Updated 2017-09-15