Repetitive strain injuries are often work-related and can cause conditions that affect a person’s joint health, nerves, tendons and muscles. These kinds of injuries are the result of excessive and forceful overuse of the hands and upper extremities, and commonly affect upper body parts such as the wrists, hands, neck, shoulders, forearms and elbows.
When a muscle becomes overused through repetition, it can result in pain, inflammation and fatigue in joints and soft tissues. Factory workers, musicians, gardeners, runners and athletes are all particularly susceptible to these types of injuries.
If you’re currently living with pain as a result of a strain injury, The Running Physio in Toronto, ON can help you to find relief through our osteopathy and manual therapy treatment methods. Call us today to learn more.
Types and symptoms of repetitive strain injuries
Besides pain, there are many other symptoms that can present themselves. You may experience numbness, tingling, stiffness, a throbbing sensation, or cramping in the affected part of your upper body.
Symptoms of a repetitive strain injury may eventually become chronic, and you may also experience long-lasting swelling and inflammation.
There are several different kinds of repetitive strain injuries that our therapists at The Running Physio can treat, including:
- Neuropathic pain/discomfort
- Herniated discs
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
How osteopathy can help with repetitive strain injuries
Osteopathy and manual therapy are two kinds of therapeutic methods that can provide long-lasting pain relief for repetitive strain injuries, and also teach you how to avoid sustaining the same kind of injury in the future.
This kind of treatment adopts a holistic, whole-body approach to wellness. Osteopaths use hands-on therapeutic techniques to increase blood flow and improve mobility. After your joints, ligaments, tissues, and overall condition is thoroughly assessed at our Toronto, ON clinic, a treatment plan can be created for your specific needs.
The Running Physio’s osteopathy and manual therapy services create healing for our patients injuries through many different treatment options.
Soft tissue massage treatmentswork to break up scar tissue and adhesions caused by inflammation or injury. This is done through deep pressure and rhythmic stretching, allowing your osteopath to find and mobilize areas of your body that are heavily restricted.
Joint mobilization techniques are safe, effective, and painless, allowing for an increase in your range of motion, and the improvement of the restricted joint’s mobility.
With manual traction, gentle force will be applied to the affected part of the body, in order to gently stretch the soft tissues and restore normal, natural movement.
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Want to know another plus that comes along with treatment for RSI’s? You can receive advice and guidance on how to adopt proper posture while you work as well as create ergonomic work areas in the office, home, or vehicle to decrease chances of a future injury.
If you’re recovering from a repetitive strain injury sustained at work, it’s time to end your suffering. Call our clinic in Toronto, ON today to learn more about the benefits of manual therapy and osteopathy at The Running Physio, and rest assured we’ll get you back to feeling your best in no time.