Physiotherapy for Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive strain injury is commonly found in computer professionals who work for long hours at the computer desk. It is a condition in which fatigue that occurred due to damage of muscle fibers cannot recover because of repetitive motion. In such condition, simple tasks such as walking, cooking and cleaning becomes extremely difficult. Mild symptoms of repetitive strain injury will affect productivity in individuals who will then struggle to show their complete abilities.

Symptoms of repetitive strain injury

The main signs of RSI is the occurrence of pain in body parts such as palms, wrists, fingers, forearms and shoulders. The pain can occur locally or diffuse through entire body part. RSI can be severe even if no pain is experienced. The following signs are also the indicators of RSI:

1. Numbness, tingling and loss of sensation

2. Clumsiness or loss of grip

3. Lack of co-ordination

4. Cold hands

5. Increased awareness

6. Lack of endurance

Therapy and Cure

RSI is a condition which develops after several months of constant activity. It therefore takes much longer time to heal. The first step towards curing RSI is to take some rest. It is important that the activities which can worsen the pain must be stopped or reduced.

Therapeutic stretching on a regular basis is required to regain the flexibility. These sessions result in the hands being worn out before some amount of relief is obtained. Stretch points must be correctly understood in order to perform stretching exercises the same way each time. It simply means the extent to which a stretching can subside for about 10-15 seconds.

Massage

Techniques in massage therapy have been in use for thousands of years. Scientific studies have established the effectiveness of massage therapy which confirm that massage results in increased cell metabolism. For some people, it is normal to develop a swelling after the massage but it will return to normal after a couple of days. Massage can be very effective in curing RSI because it basically involves application of pressure which has healing effects.

Repetitive Strain Injury is a chronic condition which is mostly overlooked. There are examples in which people who took the therapy for RSI returned to their normal condition. If RSI is left unattended, the condition will only worsen. If a person feels that he has an RSI, then he must immediately consult a therapist.

Massage

Techniques in massage therapy have been in use for thousands of years. Scientific studies have established the effectiveness of massage therapy which confirm that massage results in increased cell metabolism. For some people, it is normal to develop a swelling after the massage but it will return to normal after a couple of days. Massage can be very effective in curing RSI because it basically involves application of pressure which has healing effects.

Repetitive Strain Injury is a chronic condition which is mostly overlooked. There are examples in which people who took the therapy for RSI returned to their normal condition. If RSI is left unattended, the condition will only worsen. If a person feels that he has an RSI, then he must immediately consult a therapist.

TREATMENT PLAN

Here at Don Kelly Physiotherapy and Acupuncture clinic we have treated this very common condition very successfully in both our Limerick and Charleville clinics.

Phyio exercises and acupressure: This can be an ancient type of treatment that is comparable to acupuncture, but does not use needles. It applies pressure to particular pressure points which encourages blood circulation, relieves muscle tension, and triggers our body natural healing : 

I have treated my patients with a 100% success rate. Armed with experience in the last 20 years of providing my physiotherapy services in Limerick and Charleville.

If you experience chronic pain, injuries, or advice for knee surgery and replacement please don’t hesitate to reach out. I have treated thousands of my patients with successful results over the last 20 years of my physio services. 

BEFORE YOU SAY YES TO KNEE SURGERY REPLACEMENT– give me a ring for an assessment. 

My treatment plan is the result of my experience and knowledge in treating chronic pains and injuries over the last 20 years. This is the holistic plan to guarantee pain relief, prevent recurring pains, and faster recovery. 

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