The pain and inflammation of muscle, tendons, and ligaments from Repetitive Stress or Strain Injuries occur as a result of repetitious movements in our work or our lifestyle and leisure activities. These injuries can affect adults of all ages as well as children.
With a significant portion of the workforce area engaged in repetitive work as well as all the great activities available in the region, Repetitive Stress or Strain Injuries (RSI) are quite common in Windsor - Essex County.
Types of Repetitive Stress or Strain Injuries include:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow
Ligament Strains or Tears
Symptoms of RSI can include pain, tenderness or pulsating feelings in the affected area as well as loss of sensation, ‘pins and needles’ and/or a loss of strength.
Although analgesics can help temporarily ‘mask’ the symptoms of pain and inflammation of RSI; at Colasanti Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, we prefer to take a healing approach with Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT).
How does LLLT help with RSI?
LLLT penetrates up to 4 inches into affected tissues and encourages cellular regeneration and simulates the body’s natural healing abilities.
LLLT causes vasodilatation which relaxes and widens the smooth muscle cells in blood vessels which improves blood flow to the affected area. LLLT also activates the lymphatic system which helps drain the swollen and painful areas. Because blood flow improves and inflammation decreases, pain is thereby lessened.
LLLT combined with other natural therapies can help provide relief and encourage the healing process. Consider:
Taking regular, short breaks if possible from the activity that causes RSI
Stretching and strengthening of the affected area
Heat or cold therapy
Remember to talk to your employer if you believe your RSI is work related.
If you’re suffering from Repetitive Stress or Strain Injuries, we can help - and the therapies are likely to be covered by your employee health insurance benefits. Please call our office to make an appointment or for more information - 519-258-8544.