Do you suffer from Repetitive Strain Injury / RSI?

Repetitive Strain Injuries have become a serious matter for many more people in recent years. Over time, the overuse of a muscle by repetition can lead to fatigue, inflammation and pain in the muscles or tendons and typically affects the joints and soft tissues of the forearm, wrist and hand, but can also cause issues in the neck and shoulders.

The condition effects the likes of keyboard operators, factory workers, musicians, gardeners, gamers, excessive texters, sports people or anyone who uses a repetitive movement over a long period of time. RSI usually starts with mild pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and cramps which can often become worse throughout the course of a day.

Osteopathy can provide relief from the pain and symptoms of RSI with simple soft tissue stretches, joint mobilisation and specific exercises. We are also able to offer advice on postures and ergonomic arrangements in the office, garden and in the car to minimise the chances of reoccurrences.

RSI injuries can respond very well to osteopathy with the massage and stretching techniques that your osteopath is likely to use. Following an initial assessment of your particular RSI complaint, a treatment plan can be devised to reduce pain, aide recovery and to minimise the chance of the injury reoccurring.