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Repetitive Stress Disorder Treatment
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Are your hands, arms, or other parts of your body hurting from doing the same tasks every day? It might be a sign of a repetitive stress injury (RSI). You may experience this type of physical injury as a result of repetitive activities such as typing on a computer or making handicrafts for prolonged periods.
RSI symptoms might subside when you stop moving, but this doesn’t always happen. If the symptoms persist and you end up ignoring them, it could make your condition much worse. After all, severe symptoms can prevent you from working or pursuing your hobbies. Moreover, delaying treatment could make your symptoms more difficult to address. That’s why treating your repetitive injury before it worsens is important.
Repetitive stress injury treatment starts with finding the root of your pain. By knowing what caused your injury, you can easily treat the pain. Chiropractic care and physical therapy are treatments that you might want to try if you’re currently experiencing a repetitive strain injury. Any of these remedies will help you soothe your pain, regain your mobility, and return to your daily activities.
With the help of chiropractic care and physical therapy, you can stay active and healthy. LifeClinic offers these treatments to help you deal with RSI. We’ll look into your medical history, lifestyle, and current condition to see which treatment works for you. This way, we can restore, maintain, and optimize your body’s function.
Don’t let any repetitive injury keep you away from activities. Start your recovery with LifeClinic as your partner. We’ll help you move and feel better so you can keep doing the things you love.
Treat Repetitive Stress Injuries with Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy
LifeClinic’s chiropractic care and physical therapy services address repetitive injuries and their symptoms. Here’s what you can expect from our services.
Chiropractic Care for Repetitive Motion Disorder
Some patients opt for chiropractic care to treat their repetitive injuries. Chiropractic treatment is a safe, natural remedy that can help you manage a repetitive strain injury.
- Manual Therapy – Through manual therapy, our chiropractors will help your joints move properly again.
- Soft Tissue Therapy – Soft tissue therapy involves relaxing and treating tense, injured muscles.
- Exercise Programs – We’ll also recommend easy exercises that might help you soothe pain and avoid future injury.
Manage Your Repetitive Use Injury Through Chiropractic Adjustments
Chiropractic care can help you relieve pain and heal naturally. Since chiropractic treatment doesn’t produce side effects, it can be an alternative to medicine and surgery.
- Personalized Treatment – During your first visit, you’ll go through a patient interview and a physical exam. Our findings will help us determine the best treatment for your repetitive stress disorder.
- Integrated Care – By combining chiropractic care with physical therapy and rehabilitation, we can help your upper body achieve optimal function.
- Better Health – With chiropractic treatment, your joints can move, work, and feel better. Plus, chiropractic care might help boost your mood and overall health.
Physical Therapy for Repetitive Stress Injury Treatment
Physical therapy for RSI will help you feel less pain, move better, and regain your strength. Our physical therapists use the following treatments to treat repetitive injuries.
- Range of Motion Exercises – We’ll recommend motion exercises, including active, active-assistive, and passive activities to help you regain your range of motion.
- Strengthening Exercises – These exercises focus on building muscle strength and gaining better endurance.
- Soft Tissue Mobilization – During soft tissue mobilization, our physical therapists will break adhesions and optimize muscle function through hands-on techniques. This type of therapy focuses on your muscles, ligaments, and fascia.
Treat RSI & Other Symptoms with Physical Therapy
Treating your repetitive injury starts with a visit to your physical therapist. Your first visit will involve the following steps:
- Patient Interview – We’ll listen and discuss your medical history, lifestyle, and reasons for undergoing physical therapy.
- Therapy Assessment – Our team will also perform a physical exam for a closer look at your overall health and provide an accurate diagnosis.
- Personalized Treatment – We’ll create your treatment plan based on findings from your interview and physical exam. You’ll learn more about your treatment so you can get started as soon as your next visit.
Frequently Asked Questions about Repetitive Stress Disorder
Repetitive stress disorder occurs when your muscles, tendons, and nerves are subjected to gradual damage caused by repeated movements. This injury can also happen when you use your muscles incorrectly. Nearly all of your body’s movable parts can be prone to a repetitive strain injury, including your hands and wrists.
Carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, and tennis elbow are some common types of RSI. These injuries may be classified as either a Type 1 or Type 2 injury. Type 1 injuries affect your musculoskeletal system, while Type 2 injuries have a wider range of causes.
RSIs have a broad range of causes. In most cases, an RSI is caused by doing the same task over and over again. However, an RSI could also result from non-stop, high-intensity activities, poor posture, or uncomfortable positions while performing tasks, as well. Other causes of RSI include cold temperatures, frequent use of vibrating objects, and stress.
Any repetitive injury can cause mild to severe pain. It could also make your tissues feel sore, inflamed, and tight. Plus, the injured area might feel tingly and numb, which can be accompanied by sharp pains and weak tissues. You may even become sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.
RSI symptoms begin gradually, but as your injury progresses, you’ll start to feel persistent, more severe symptoms. Treating your symptoms is possible, but they might leave you unable to work or play.
Most of the time, taking frequent breaks from repetitive tasks (like working on a computer) will help put you at a less risk for a repetitive strain injury. Additionally, you can avoid an RSI by standing up and stretching more often. We recommend looking at faraway objects from time to time instead of keeping your eyes glued to your computer screen, as well.
You can also lessen your risk of getting a repetitive injury through good health habits. These habits include taking breaks whenever you feel tired, using breathing techniques to relax your muscles, and performing regular exercise.
LifeClinic: Your Partner for Recovery
Ease yourself back into work, sports, or other daily activities with chiropractic care or physical therapy. From your first visit, LifeClinic will work to restore your body’s function and achieve optimal health. Get on the road to recovery and schedule an appointment at a LifeClinic location near you.