Repetitive Stress Injury
What is a repetitive stress injury?
A repetitive stress injury is any type of injury that occurs due to overuse or improper use. Often this is caused by the trauma sustained from highly repetitive careers, such as computer programmers, accountants and gamers. The disorders also can affect those who engage in range of activities, from gardening to golf. Repetitive stress injuries include carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, epicondylitis, ganglion cyst, tenosynovitis, and trigger finger.
Symptoms of Repetitive Stress Injuries
This disorder can be characterized by pain, tingling, numbness, swelling, decrease in flexibility and a decrease of strength in the affected area. For some individuals, there may be no visible sign of injury but they may struggle to perform easy task. If left untreated, repetitive stress injuries can cause temporary or permanent damage to the soft tissues in the body.
The Best Repetitive Stress Injury Physiotherapists in Calgary
Brentwood Physiotherapy has a team of physiotherapists in Calgary with experience and expertise in the treatment of repetitive stress injuries. Each of our registered physiotherapists have been specializing in treating repetitive stress injuries for 25+ years. We utilize the latest evidence based exercises and treatments to manage symptoms of repetitive stress injuries. Our effective personalized physiotherapy treatment programs will first focus on relieving symptoms, and then on strengthening exercises that will enable the patient to return to daily activities and work tasks. Most individuals with these injuries recover completely and can avoid re-injury by changing the way they perform repetitive movements, the frequency with which they perform them, and the amount of time they rest between movements. Without physiotherapy treatments, repetitive stress injuries may result in permanent injury and complete loss of function in the affected area. There are no quick fixes or home remedies, but with Brentwood Physiotherapy, patients can expect treatments to relieve symptoms, prevent future injuries and return to living their life to the fullest.