Repetitive Strain Injuries

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Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)

Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) a type of injury resulting from overuse of a tool, such as a computer or musical instrument, or other activity that requires repetitive movements.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of RSI may take months, even years, to appear and are typically felt in the hands, arms and upper back and neck, as well as in the knees and ankles. Common symptoms include pain, swelling, inflammation, numbness or tingling, decreased movement of a joint, stiffness of body part, and symptoms that worsen with time.

What are the injuries associated with RSI?

Carpal tunnel syndrome, hand/wrist tendonitis, shoulder tendonitis, knee and ankle tendonitis, tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are the most common kinds of RSI.

What is the treatment?

At PhysioPlus Health group our team has achieved great success in helping our patients recover from RSI. We identify and correct any factors that may be contributing to your pain such as joint stiffness, muscle weakness, muscle tightness, poor posture, and poor ergonomics. Physiotherapy, osteopathy and massage therapy are effective in reducing the pain and inflammation associated with RSI. We have advanced education and expert knowledge on how to treat RSI and can help you feel better so you can return to your pre-injury activities.