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.