Repetitive Strain Injury

Woman holding painful Wrist/Hand Finding relief from RSI is a challenge; this common problem can be intrusive, annoying, and also very painful if left untreated.

What You Should Know About Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a type of injury in musculoskeletal and nervous system problem caused by repetitive actions, forceful exertions, vibrations and awkward positions. As a result numbness, tingling, weakness, stiffing, swelling as well as nerve damage can be expected. It is not life threatening injury but it can lead to worse scenario’s in limited cases, which is partial incapacity.

This is common to office employees who do repetitive tasks such as typing, writing, clicking the computor mouse and others daily routines. RSI greatly affects areas like hands and wrists. A person usually feels pain in the neck, hand, shoulders, elbows and back.This can be prevented or at least helped   regular breaks and exercising to improve blood and lymphatic flow. However professional physiotherapy is advised if the symptoms are persistent or severe.

Should you be experiencing any symptoms of Repetitive Strain Injury, contact Sheffield Physiotherapy today for a full consultation and treatment plan.

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The Author

Lewis Payne

Lewis graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2013 with a First Class Honours in Physiotherapy, worked as Sheffield F.C.’s first team Physiotherapist, and now runs a leading-edge private clinic in Sheffield. With over ten years of experience, he specialises in manual therapy, advanced technological treatments, and exercise-based approaches, focusing on spinal and joint conditions, sports injuries, and specifically complex spinal issues like disc pathology and scoliosis. Lewis leads in IDD Therapy, performing over 6000 treatments, offers MRI referrals and reviews, and employs a holistic treatment philosophy viewing the body as a Tensegrity structure. He excels in postural analysis, soft tissue release techniques, and prescribes biomechanical corrective exercises to enhance natural movement.