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RSI, Tennis/Golfer's Elbow

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Repetitive Strain Injury

Repeatedly performing the same movements causes inflammation and damage to the soft tissues (muscles, nerves, tendons and tendon sheaths etc. ) resulting in conditions such as trigger finger, golfer's and tennis elbow and carpal tunnel.

Symptoms

The symptoms of RSI can range from mild to severe and usually develop gradually. They often include:

  • pain, aching or tenderness

  • stiffness

  • throbbing

  • tingling or numbness

  • weakness

  • cramp

At first, you might only notice symptoms when you're carrying out a particular repetitive action.

But without treatment, the symptoms of RSI may eventually become constant and cause longer periods of pain. You may also get swelling in the affected area, which can last for several months.

Causes

RSI is related to the overuse of muscles and tendons in the upper body.

Certain things are thought to increase the risk of RSI, including:

  • repetitive activities

  • doing a high-intensity activity for a long time without rest

  • poor posture or activities...

Recommended Treatments 
  • Massage for RSI, Tennis/Golfers Elbow

  • Holistic Massage

  • Reflexology