Repetitive Strains

What are Repetitive Strains?

Repetitive strainRepetitive strain injury (RSI) is a common term used to describe the condition due to overuse or repetitive motion of a particular area of the body causing pain and inflammation in muscles and tendons. Work-related upper limb disorder is another name given to this common work-related condition.

Repetitive strain injuries commonly happen in wrist, elbow, and shoulder due to physical stress and as a result of repetitive movement of the same joint and muscles. People who work with computers or the ones who work in assembly lines are prone to Repetitive Strain Injuries. Repetitive strains can occur in recreational athletes as well and they usually vary in severity and type.

Here are some common symptoms of RSI:

  • Muscle weakness and fatigue
  • Shooting, aching or burning pain
  • Numbness, clumsiness, and tremors
  • Difficulty doing normal activities
  • Cold hand especially fingertips
  • Weakness in forearms and hands

Physiotherapy plays a major role in the treatment of repetitive strains. The exercises recommended by a physiotherapist will improve the flexibility and strength of the muscle and tendons. In addition to this, massage and cold laser therapy can also help relieve the pain and restore the mobility of the affected tissues, bones and muscles.

Repetitive Strain Injuries & Treatments

  • Rest, ice
  • Taping
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture for pain
  • Cold laser therapy

Read more…

Physiotherapists Treat Repetitive Strains

At Physiomobility, we have a team of qualified professionals who offer specialized treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you have a chronic medical condition, such as arthritis, or you have experienced a sports injury, or suffer from dizziness and vertigo our experienced physiotherapists will provide you a personalized treatment, offering you relief from pain and discomfort and enabling you to get back to your usual activities quickly

Ask Questions

[[[["field101","contains","Physiomobility email account"]],[["show_fields","field106"]],"or"],[[["field101","contains","Hardware Problem (Don Mills)"]],[["show_fields","field110"]],"and"]]
NameEnter your name
Your Questionmore details
0 / 300

What’s New…