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What Are Repetitive Strain Injuries?

Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) pain located on or concentrated to one area of the body because that body part is performing a repetitive task or motion. This often occurs in the arms, shoulders, and hands, but can also extend to other areas of the body. Strain refers to the actions or motions that continuously.

We offer a variety of treatment options and rehabilitative care for RSI at QualCare Rehabilitation and Allied Medical Centers. We have a multi-disciplinary team of chiropractors, pain management professionals, physical therapists, a neurosurgeon, an orthopedic surgeon, and a clinical psychologist. We draw from one another’s expertise to find the right course of treatment for our patients.

How to Relieve Pain from RSI

Some occupations may be more conducive to developing an RSI. One example is an employee who sits at a desk and uses the computer for most of the day, typing or clicking a mouse. Another example would be an employee who works in a factory or an assembly line and makes the same movements for the duration of their shift.

These actions may not necessarily lead directly to RSI; rather, it may be other factors such as poor posture and lack of ergonomic support that can encourage the development of RSI. Carpal Tunnel syndrome is one example of a type of repetitive strain injury and is caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist.

How can you tell if you have RSI? Watch for the following symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Dull achy feeling
  • Throbbing

Contact Us Today!

At the first sign of pain, you must address your RSI as soon as possible. RSI can progress to the point where you experience chronic pain. You can alleviate RSI with a few simple steps, such as icing the affected area. Our Houston pain management center is dedicated to providing exemplary care if, after home treatment, you can no longer manage the pain on your own.

Please call (713) 588-0042 to schedule an appointment.