REPETITIVE STRESS INJURY (RSI)

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Postural injuries are those injuries that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression, or sustained or awkward positionsYour fixed routine in the office, as well as some other places, may cause repetitive stress on your joints, muscles, ligament making you a victim of postural problems. Around 80 percent of the population suffers from problems arose due to wrong postures

Dr. Sonal Kapoor Physiotherapy Clinic Gurugram- Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) 

Dr. Sonal Kapoor Physiotherapy Clinic Gurugram- Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI)

Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI)  is a term for a number of specific injuries caused by the repetitive movement of particular parts of the body or any poor posture. Especially, Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) is known as an Occupational Overuse Syndrome that affects nerves, tendons, and muscles. For example, You get up in the morning, do your morning daily activities, get ready for office, drive to the office, work in front of the computer for hours together, then drive back home, eat and sleep. As you are not aware of the right posture and biomechanics, you injure yourself while performing daily basic activities due to poor postures.

Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI)  can occur at any age, whether children or adults. The causes of Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI)  can be broadly classified in to:

  • Repetition ‐ Repeated motions of a body part
  • Awkward Posture ‐ Maintaining awkward body positions
  • Static Posture ‐ Holding parts of the body in one position for a long time

NECK PAIN:

Neck pain or a stiff neck is extremely common that 70% of the people experience occasionally. The neck is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso. Cervical discs absorb shock between the bones. Your neck bones, ligaments, and muscles helps in supporting your head and allows for the motion. In most of the cases Neck pain occurs due to poor posture or overuse and sometimes it is caused by injury from a fall, sports, etc.

CAUSES OF NECK PAIN:

  • Poor postures
  • Sleeping with your neck in a bad position
  • working at a desk for too long without changing position
  • jerking the neck during exercise
  • Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Meningitis

HOW PHYSIOTHERAPY HELPS:

  • Massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Exercise
  • Soft tissue release
  • Mobilization

  SHOULDER PAIN:

According to the world health organization, shoulder pain is the third most common complaint that is registered. The shoulder has a wide and versatile range of motion. When you are in shoulder pain, it hampers your ability to move freely and can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort.

CAUSES

  • Broken arm
  • Broken collarbone
  • Bursitis (joint inflammation)
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Heart attack
  • Impingement
  • Osteoarthritis (disease-causing the breakdown of joints)
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease)
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Separated shoulder
  • Septic arthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon rupture

SYMPTOMS:

  • pain activated by lifting or lowering your arm
  • a clicking sound when lifting your arm
  • stiffness
  • pain that disturbs your sleep
  • pain when trying to reach your back

HOW PHYSIOTHERAPY HELPS:

  • Exercise
  • Soft tissue release
  • Mobalisation
  • Massage
  • Trigger point therapy

BACK PAIN:Dr sonal Kapoor Physitherapy Clinic in Gurugram-Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor because of unbearable pain and a leading cause of disability worldwide. Most people have back pain at least once. One can generally take measures to relieve most back pain problems. If prevention fails, simple home treatment and proper body mechanics often will heal your back within a particular duration of time and keep it functional for the long haul. Surgery is rarely needed to treat back pain.

SYMPTOMS:

  • Muscle ache
  • Shooting or stabbing pain
  • Pain that radiates down your leg
  • Limited flexibility or range of motion of the back

CAUSES

  • Muscle or ligament strain
  • Bulging or ruptured disks
  • Arthritis
  • Skeletal irregularities
  • Osteoporosis.

HOW PHYSIO HELPS:

  • Improves pain through advanced modalities.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • Reduces tightness
  • Increases strength resisted band exercises
  • Alignment correction through manual therapy
  • Taping technique
  • Laser therapy for instant pain relief

SCOLIOSIS:

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. While scoliosis can be mostly seen in the case of children who use to carry heavy bags for their school. Most cases of scoliosis are not severe, but in some cases, some children develop spine deformities that continue to get worse as they grow. In fact, Severe scoliosis can also be disabling. Scoliosis can affect lungs too as sometimes one especially severe spinal curve can reduce the amount of space within the chest, making it difficult for the lungs to function properly which results in shortness of breath.

SYMPTOMS:

  • Uneven shoulders
  • One shoulder blade that appears more prominent than the other
  • Uneven waist
  • One hip higher than the other

KYPHOSIS:

Kyphosis can be defined as an exaggerated, forward rounding of the back. Although it can occur at any age but is most common in older women.

Age-related kyphosis is more often due to weakness in the spinal bones that causes the spinal bones to compress or crack. Other types of kyphosis can appear in teens which is due to the malformation of the spine or wedging of the spinal bones over time. Mild kyphosis causes different types of problems. Severe kyphosis can cause pain and can be disfiguring sometimes. Treatment for kyphosis totally depends on your age and the cause and effects of the curvature. Most forms of kyphosis do not require any treatment. Physical therapy and exercise are often effective in postural kyphosis.

SYMPTOMS:

  • Stiffness in the spine
  • The forward posture of the head
  • Chest pain or difficulty breathing (severe cases)
  • The difference in shoulder height
  • Tight hamstrings (muscles in the back of your thighs)
  • Mild to severe back pain
  • Back pain with movement
  • Fatigue
  • Tenderness

LORDOSIS:

Lordosis is a condition in which your curve arches too far inward or swayback. Lordosis can affect your lower back and neck. This can lead to excess pressure on the spine, causing pain and discomfort. If the lordosis is severe and left untreated it can affect your ability to move.

Lordosis can impact people of all ages. It typically first appears in the late adolescent years after the body has finished it’s growth spurts.  However, in most cases, lordosis can be onset later in life for a number of reasons, including many years of not practicing good posture habits.

SYMPTOMS:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Electric shock pains
  • Weak bladder control
  • Weakness

Apart from basic REPETITVE STRESS INJURY (RSI), Dr. Sonal Kapoor Physiotherapy Clinic provides other treatments as well.

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