Repetitive Strain Injuries and Disorders
How Does Repetitive Strain Disorder Rehabilitation Help?
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) refers to pain associated with repetitive movement and overuse of nerves and muscles. It can be felt in almost all body parts. Repetitive Strain Injury is also commonly referred to as repetitive motion injury. It is usually a result of gradual buildup of damage to muscles, tendons, and nerves from such repetitive motions.
Symptoms include pain, throbbing, stiffness, numbness and weakness in the affected area.
There are a wide range of possible causes of Repetitive Strain Injuries, some of which include:
- Poor posture when sitting or standing at work
- Overuse of muscles at the workplace or in sports
- Repetitive activities or movements
- Cold temperatures
- Stress and fatigue
Assessment and Diagnosis
When treating Repetitive Strain Injuries, your physiotherapist’s aim is to identify which body parts are affected and what physical and psychosocial factors are contributing to your discomfort. A custom treatment plan will then be developed for you to alleviate pain and begin your healing journey. Our team of physiotherapists are experienced in treating muscle, nerve, joint and ligament injuries, and are highly qualified to provide expert care and advice.
Physiotherapy can help you cope with everyday activities and train you to prevent your injuries from worsening. Taking into consideration your unique situation and the level of your repetitive strain injury, your treatment will involve:
- Enhancing flexibility of the affected area
- Boosting muscle endurance
- Relieving tissue sensitivity
- Treating areas where nerves are trapped
- Devising a cardiovascular exercise programme
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