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Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is a blanket term for a range of physical conditions caused by damage to muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments.

What to look for
Symptoms include pain, stiffness, pins and needles, swelling, numbness and loss of manual dexterity.

Causes
Static Posture, repetitive movements and stress are the three main causes for RSI.

When to seek further professional advice
If you have the above mentioned symptoms or think that you may have RSI you should see your doctor.

Alternative Treatment

Osteopathy, Alexander Technique, Rolfing, Autogenic training, Yoga, Accupuncture, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and massage are all therapies that can be used to relieve the pain.

Traditional Treatment

When symptoms occur they should not be ignored because once the patient has got RSI it could last for years. The first thing that will be recommended is a break from the task that is making the injury worse. Doctors may use splints and bandages at this stage. Anti-inflammatory drugs may also become an option. Physiotherapy is also a very effective form of treatment.

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Author - Body and Mind

Published - 0000-00-00