REVO Rehab is a rehabilitation center specializing in treating Repetitive Strain injuries for patients of all ages. Our Rock Hill, SC facility offers a variety of services to help patients recover from their injuries and return to their normal activities.
Services include physical therapy, speech therapy, and many others. REVO Rehab also offers a variety of educational programs to help patients learn about their injuries and how to prevent them from recurring. By offering these services, REVO Rehab can provide patients with the tools they need to recover from Repetitive Strain injuries and live a full and active life.
Contact us to learn more about how our services can help you or a loved one.
Frequently Asked Questions about Repetitive Strain Injuries
What is Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)?
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is caused by overuse or overstraining of tendons, muscles, and other soft tissues. It is usually associated with repetitive activities such as typing, using a mouse for long periods of time, carrying heavy loads, playing certain sports or instruments, etc.
What are the common causes of RSI?
The most common cause of RSI is a repetitive strain from activities such as typing, using a mouse for long periods, carrying heavy loads, playing certain sports or instruments, etc. Other causes include poor posture while sitting or standing and not taking regular breaks.
What are the symptoms of RSI?
The symptoms of Repetitive Strain Injury vary depending on the underlying cause but generally include pain, stiffness, or tenderness in the affected area. Other symptoms may include:
- – Tingling and numbness in hands or feet.
- – Weakness in muscles that are used for repetitive movements.
- – Difficulty using the affected body part typically.
In severe cases, swelling may occur.
How is a Repetitive Strain Injury treated?
The treatment for RSI usually depends on the cause and severity of the condition. Treatment options may include rest, physical therapy, medications, activity modification, ergonomic modifications to workstations or job tasks, and surgery.
Physical therapy is often used to help strengthen and stretch the affected muscles and to improve joint mobility. Ergonomic modifications may include changes in workstations, tools, or job tasks that decrease stress on the injured area. Activity modification involves limiting activities that strain the affected area while continuing with gentle stretching exercises.
Is it possible to prevent RSI?
Yes, it is possible to prevent RSI. The most important thing to remember is to take regular breaks from activities involving repetitive motion or strain, as this can reduce the risk of developing RSI.
In addition, try changing positions often and avoiding awkward postures where possible. Stretching and strengthening exercises can also be beneficial, so consider adding them to your daily routine.
Good ergonomics is also important – ensure your furniture and equipment are adjusted to fit you properly. Lastly, pay attention to signs of RSI, such as muscle pain or discomfort, soreness or stiffness, numbness or tingling, and difficulty with grasping or gripping. If any of these symptoms develop, you must see your doctor for treatment as soon as possible.
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Rock Hill, SC 29732
Phone: (803) 207-8177
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