Repetitive stress injury

Repetitive stress injury

A repetitive stress injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis or bursitis, can be painful and can stop you from being able to manage day-to-day activities. Symptoms of repetitive stress injuries, such as inflammation, tingling, numbness, stiffness, weakness or sensitivity to cold or heat, can occur as a result of repetitive movements.

It’s important to seek treatment for pain and functional loss when you’re experiencing a repetitive stress injury. There are frequently ways to modify your activities or work environment to prevent an injury from getting worse. Often, the injury can be treated with rest, ice, splinting and elevation. However, when symptoms continue, it’s sometimes necessary to try other treatments.

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