Whether it is due to your work or daily exercises, you may be repetitively straining your body. Sudden or consistent movements of the muscles, joints or bones cause repetitive strain. This can result in pain, swelling, soreness or even a burning sensation. Some of the commonly observed repetitive injuries include;
- Tennis Elbow
- Rotator Cuff injury
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chiropractic care uses manual therapies to treat, diagnose and heal issues regarding your joints, pelvis and nervous system. Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) can often be long lasting and require consistency and regular treatments to heal. To minimize the impact of RSI, it is important to visit a chiropractor that can offer you various treatment plans that fit your lifestyle. RSI can be treated with the following options;
1. Manual Therapy
This form of therapy involves using the Chiropractors hands whilst performing various modalities and techniques. These will help release stress and strain that occurs within the joints and surrounding muscles. Manual therapy will contribute to increase your range of motion within your joints.
2. Self-Exercise Therapy
Repetitive strain injuries must be dealt with as soon as possible to prevent them from becoming increasingly problematic. Your chiropractor may provide you with a set of exercises that you can do regularly. These will help reduce the impact of repetitive strain injuries. Self-management exercises can be done at home regularly depending on the severity of the repetitive strain injury.
3. Joint Mobilization Techniques
These techniques are most effective to those who suffer with consistent joint stiffness or pain. If you experience limited joint movement such as having your joints become locked or pain during movement, these techniques can help you. Your chiropractor will provide an assessment to determine if this is the correct therapy that you need.
4. Soft Tissue Therapy
Repetitive strain injuries can often cause the muscles surrounding the joints to become sore or stiff. Soft tissue therapy focuses on relaxing the muscles and releasing any tightness or stiffness. This will ease any discomfort that can occur with occupational stress or routine movements.