Repetitive Sprain Injury

 

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is an occupational disorder. It commonly affects the wrist and forearm and is often work-related, eg, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. There may be pain, stiffness weakness or tingling, which will increase with activity.

 

It is caused by chronic overuse and inflammation of soft tissues – ligaments, muscles and tendons.

 

The condition is often multi-factorial, and Chiropractic is successful by treating all the neuro-musculoskeletal components of Repetitive Strain Injury. Chiropractors are also well qualified to advise on ergonomics in the home and at work.

 

 

EVIDENCE

 

Scientific research showing the effectiveness of Chiropractic treatment and management for repetitive strain injury can be found in:

 

Konijnenberg HS, de Wilde NS, Gerritsen AA, van Tulder MW, de Vet HC. Conservative treatment for repetitive strain injury. Scandanavian Journal of Work and Environmental Health. 2001 (Oct); 27(5): 299-310.