Are you suffering from repetitive strain injury, without knowing it? Our OHP Kelowna chiropractor provide insight on this very common yet not properly talked about condition.
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is an umbrella term used to refer to a number of specific injuries that are mainly caused by repeated movement of a particular part of the body. In particular, repetitive stress injury is also known as an occupational overuse syndrome that affects the nerves, tendons and muscles.
Among the most well-known type of RSI is carpal tunnel syndrome. Individuals suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome experience disabling pain and tingling sensation in the thumb and the first two fingers. However, RSI can manifest in a number of forms, mostly due to the performance of repetitive tasks that a person is required to do in their line of work.
The most common individuals who develop repetitive stress injury include sports people as well as manual workers using vibrating equipment. Among the prevalent forms of repetitive stress injury our Kelowna chiropractors and massage therapists deal with are the following:
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- DeQuervain’s syndrome
- Diffuse RSI
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Dystonia (writers cramp)
- Gamekeeper’s thumb
- Raynauds disease
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
How Can An OHP Kelowna Chiropractor Help?
The good news is there are a number of preventive measures that can be taken to prevent and manage repetitive stress injuries. In additions, it is important to heed the warning signs that indicate signs of early RSI.
If you believe, you have acquired or experience any form of repetitive stress injury, please get in touch with us and consult with an OHP Kelowna chiropractor for thorough assessment. We employ a number of treatment approaches that are specifically tailored according to individual conditions.