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repetitive_strain

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) results from excessive movement of the shoulders and arms, or when too much stress is placed on one part of the body, causing muscle strain or tissue damage, inflammation and pain. There are many different kinds of conditions resulting from repetitive strain, and they vary greatly in severity.

Causes

Repetitive strain injuries are most commonly sports or work-related, often affecting people who use computers for long periods of time, play sports such as tennis, or practise musical instruments. Injury generally occurs from repeating the same movements over and over again. While most widespread among adults, RSIs are increasingly affecting teenagers, due to the amount of time they spend using computers and playing video games.

Recommended treatment

Treatment can include one or more of the following:

  • Rest
  • Physiotherapy
  • Ice therapy
  • Compression
  • Elevation
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Ultrasound
  • Acupuncture
  • Pilates

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To arrange an appointment or for further information, call 020 8455 7809 or email info@igophysio.co.uk

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