Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive strain injuries (or RSI) affect a wide range of people from both a sedentary and sporting background. These injuries can occur when an area of the body becomes overloaded by a repetitive strain, eventually fails and becomes injured. RSIs (i.e. tennis elbow, golfers elbow, bursitis, some tendon injuries, etc.) are defined by NHS Choices as “a general term used to describe the pain from muscles, nerves and tendons caused by repetitive movement and overuse”.

When people suffer repetitive strain injuries it is important not just to examine the area effected, but to also understand the environment in which the over strain has occurred. At the Spine and Sports Injury clinic in Thanet (covering Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate) we not only assess the injury itself, but also take into account your lifestyle factors that may have contributed to the injury in the first place. We then plan your recovery, advising on what environmental factors should be modified to help the speed of your recovery, as well as making use of a mixture of treatment methods including:

Should you have any questions on the information provided here, or if you would like to arrange an appointment then contact us for more information. Or view our blog post section for more information (Post Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI))

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