Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI Treatment
You most likely require Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI treatment at some time in your life. You may not realise the repetitive activities you perform daily are likely to cause an RSI injury. Our increased use of mobile phones, tablets and other gadgets places greater strain on our bodies. In these modern times, you are likely to have RSI injuries giving you thumb, finger, hand, forearm and wrist pain. However, RSI injuries extend to all types of people like musicians, gardeners, athletes etc.
Interestingly, a doctor recently reported a woman having “WhatsAppitis” after spending six hours making “continuous movements with both thumbs to send messages” using the instant messaging service1. The patient woke up with pain in both wrists as a result of using the same movements over such a long period of time.
Preventing RSI injuries can be challenging as you may need or enjoy your daily activities. When pain sets in, conventional RSI treatments are unlikely to help because they do not address the root cause of a repetitive strain or overuse injury. This is typically due to scar tissue.