Repetitive strain injuries

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is a general term used to describe injury and pain in the muscles and tendons in the forearm, wrist and hand. RSI can feel like mild pain after a long duration of repetitive activity. More intense symptoms of numbness, tingling, weakness and cramping can also occur.

Causes of Repetitive strain injuries

In recent years RSI’s have become more common and affects all types of people; office workers, musicians, gamers, tablet users, excessive texters, gardeners and factory workers. Any type of prolonged strain and over use of the muscles, ligaments and joints of the wrist and hand can lead to RSI symptoms.

Treatment of Repetitive strain injuries

Osteopathy can help with RSI pains using massage, joint articulation, rehabiliative exercises and ergonomic advice. Alex may also use medical acupuncture as part of the treatment plan.