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Repetitive strain injuries such as tendonitis

Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) and tendonitis: pain with associated loss of function in a limb resulting from its repeated movements or sustained static loading. Inflammation of the tendon structures of the wrist associated with typing or operating a word processor is the injury most frequently encountered.

Physiotherapy can help identify the possible cause of RSI at your workstation and suggest the appropriate changes. The therapy will then consist in of deep massage, frictions and stretching exercises supported by electrotherapy, depending on the gravity of the inflammation. Exercises to improve the muscular endurance are also part of the treatment. A wrist support is sometime s needed in the acute phase.