Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
TYPES OF R.S.I.Open or Close
There are two types of RSI:-Specific - these include well defined syndromes such as;
• Carpal tunnel syndrome (pain & compression in the wrist)
• Tendonitis (inflammation of a tendon), tenosynovitis (inflammation of a tendon sheath)
• Bursitis (inflamed bursa)
Diffuse - this is where there is no clear-cut diagnosis but a range of tissue changes exist, with symptoms.
POSTUREOpen or Close
Many of the above, can be traced back to poor posture & repetitive actions;
• (i.e. typing) whilst sitting at a computer desk, for more than a few hours a day
• Having said this, many people taking part in certain sports suffer
• as well as playing a musical instrument
• or working on a factory production line can suffer these conditions from repetitive actions
Symptoms can range from mild to severe and include:
• a dull ache, throbbing, numbness • tingling, swelling, weakness
• cramps and tightness in the affected area
It may not be a life threatening injury, but it has the potential to cause crippling pain & disability & perhaps more importantly hinder your full activity in life.
PREVENTABLEOpen or Close
The condition is preventable & treatable.
• It is advisable not to ignore the early warning signs, the earlier expert advice is sought, the easier the management & recovery will be.
• Often resting the specific action & icing the area, goes a long way in reducing the inflammation.
Treatment is also focused towards restoring function, in asymptomatic tissues, responsible for the original adaptation & subsequent decompensation, so that the symptoms will not recur.
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In regard to pain, David takes a thorough history with consultation, guiding his examination. This determines for any individual the quality, duration & origin of this condition, how it uniquely affects you & how best to provide treatment.