If you’re one of millions who regularly engage in the same activity — whether it’s at work at home or at play — you may be at risk for a condition known as repetitive stress injury (RSI), a common orthopedic health problem that millions of people every day. RSI can happen anywhere in the body where the same joints and muscle groups are used to perform the same motion too often, too quickly and for too long. Body parts most often affected are the wrists/hands, forearms/elbows and neck/shoulders.
At the office of Woodworth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, our skilled and compassionate professionals are experienced in the treatment of RSI. After careful evaluation of your condition, we will recommend the treatment plan that’s best for you, one that’s designed to eliminate your pain and restore freedom of movement to your affected body part.
RSIs are common and may be caused by many different types of activities, including using a computer mouse, typing, grasping tools, knitting, working on an assembly line, lifting heavy objects regularly, and many sports. Some common RSIs include carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, rotator cuff tendonitis and tennis elbow.
As specialists in orthopedic care, we treat repetitive strain injuries in our patients in a variety of ways depending on the location and extent of the injury, and the results each patient wants. Treatments can include wearing braces, keeping pressure off the affected body part by reducing activities, medications to control pain and inflammation, physical therapy, and surgery.
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At the office of Woodworth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate orthopedic care to treat a wide spectrum of conditions. For more information on our office and the many services we provide, give us a call today.
By Woodworth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
February 18, 2020