RSI- Repetitive Strain Injuries

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Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) have now become a serious problem among people over the years. It can be unpleasant to suffer from repetitive strain injury since it causes unbearable pain. According to several studies, RSI affects one out of fifty workers. It mainly affects the upper body like hands, forearms, wrist, neck, elbows, and shoulders. Repetitive strain injuries occur when a muscle is overused, and specific action is performed repeatedly for longer.

Osteopathy for repetitive strain injuries Dubai is an effective treatment option if you suffer from this condition. 

What are the causes?

RSI is associated with the jobs and professions of people. Individuals working as keyboard operators, factory workers, athletes, gardeners, and gamers are more likely to develop repetitive strain injuries. Some other causes include:

  • Performing tasks that require force
  • Repetitive heavy lifting
  • Avoiding rest 
  • Poor posture 
  • Working in odd positions 
  • Working on computers
  • Excessive texting
  • Using poor sports equipment

What are the symptoms?

Some common symptoms associated with RSI include:

  • Numbness
  • Tenderness
  • Dull or sharp pain
  • Cramps
  • Throbbing 
  • Tingling 
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness

Initially, these symptoms occur only while performing repetitive tasks, but with time they become consistent. As a result, you may be unable to perform your routine activities. If you experience these signs, you must opt for osteopathy Dubai

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Types of Repetitive Strain Injuries

There are two primary forms of repetitive strain injury including: 

  • Recognized medical condition – This category involves conditions like tennis elbow, tendinopathy, rotator cuff syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Unrecognized medical condition – This type of RSI does not fit into any recognized condition and is referred to as diffuse pain. 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is trapped as it passes through the wrist. Consequently, you feel weakness, pain, numbness, and tingling sensations in your hand. It is caused by repetitive finger activity or due to a congenital predisposition. Some other causes include:

  • Trauma 
  • Wrist injury
  • Rheumatoid arthritis 
  • Problems in the wrist joint 

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with osteopathy. Listed below are some treatment options commonly utilized in osteopathy for Carpal tunnel syndrome Dubai:

  • Cervical alignment – it ensures that nerve passage is free
  • Myofascial release technique – it is performed on arms, wrists, and hands
  • Exercise – it improves the mobility

How does Osteopathy help?

Osteopathy for repetitive strain injuries Dubai minimizes the symptoms and relieves pain through postural rebalance. It improves conduction and mobility by reducing pressure on the median nerve. Osteopathy not only treats the symptomatic area but also looks for other areas. If you suffer from repetitive strain injury in the forearm, an osteopath will ensure that your elbow, shoulder, and neck are functioning properly. 

Osteopathy stimulates the drainage of toxins, releases tension, and improves the circulation in the affected area. Moreover, your osteopath will also guide you about the exercises and ways to avoid the problem in the future. 

What does an osteopath’s treatment involve?

Osteopathy treatment for RSI mainly includes soft massage and stretching techniques. In addition to this, it might also involve joint re-alignment and massage for the muscles surrounding these joints. The recovery from RSI through osteopathy Dubai might take some time but is the most effective option. 

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It is recommended to get your repetitive strain injury treated on time before it gets worse. For osteopathic treatment, you need to consult with an expert osteopath first. Visit Euromed® Clinic Center Dubai to consult with our highly professional osteopaths. You can book your consultation session online by filling the form given below. Once we receive your consultation request, our team will schedule your appointment right away. 


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