Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
Repetitive strain injury is a general term used to describe pain felt in muscles, nerves and tendons that is caused by repetitive movement and overuse. The injuries are often extremely painful and impact on the ability to carry out everyday activities and tasks.
RSI often occurs in people who use computers for long periods or who do repetitive manual work and most commonly affects parts of the upper body, such as the arms, neck and shoulders. Tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome are common types of RSI.
The most important pary of RSI treatment is identifying the activity that is causing the symptoms and then taking steps to modify or stop it. If the pain continues acupuncture treatment has been shown to be effective in restoring local microcirculation and swelling which in turn reduces the impact of the problem.