Repetitive Stress Injuries plague the manufacturing and customer service based industries. RSI’s cost US employers on average over 1 billion U S Dollars per year.
Current estimates suggest that repetitive strain injury (RSI) conditions cost UK industry between £5bn and £20bn every year.
Symptoms of RSI can include numbness, swelling, pain, stiffness, weakness or tingling in the shoulders, back, neck, hands, wrists, elbows and lower limbs.
Typically, discomfort brought on by a particular task will improve when it is stopped i.e. if the pain lessens or disappears over weekends or during holidays. If the discomfort begins in one area but then spreads to other parts of the body this may manifest as sore shoulders, neck pain, stiffness in the limbs and hands. The earlier RSI is detected, the greater the likelihood that the condition can be reversed or symptoms can be eased.
If you have been diagnosed with RSI, the typical treatment is to rest the limb from aggravating factors (especially the task(s) that incited the condition). Your physician may also recommend painkillers/anti-inflammatories, physiotherapy, massage, or even surgery in some cases.
Achilles Tendon Treatments
It is important to treat Achilles tendon injuries as soon as possible, as any activity or strain you put on your tendon can re-injure it further. Though the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of an Achilles condition can be overwhelming, it is possible to overcome it.
The trick with any tendon injury is getting it toheal with minimal scar tissue formation. Even with optimum healing, there is always less elasticity in a previously injured tendon. This will cause the tendon to hurt, during exercise and everyday activities. However, if you heal your injury efficiently and quickly, your chance of re-injury later on is much lower than average.
Allowing your Achilles tendon to rest is always recommended following injury. Avoid all activities that may have caused the injury or irritation andbegin cold compression treatments as soon as possible. The Achilles tendon is a difficult tendon to rest completely as it is an essential tendon for walking and daily activities. Fortunately, there are healing tools that can help treat your tendon and speed up the healing process so you can get back to a life without pain and risk of further injury.