Repetitive Strain Injuries

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These injuries are generally related to occupation or sport specific repetitive activity and may affect tendons, muscles and nerve tissue.

Tennis elbow, golfers elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and ITB syndrome are all categorised as repetitive strain injuries.

Repetitive movements, prolonged high intensity activity without rest periods and activity related to poor or awkward postures are all known to contribute to the development of repetitive strain injuries.

Symptoms may include pain, a burning sensation, tingling or numbness and weakness or loss of strength. Symptoms are initially intermittent and only aggravated during the offending activity, but may become constant in time.

The recovery process is generally not smooth. Activity modification is necessary. Early physiotherapy intervention is strongly advised.