Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive strain injuries occur with repeated physical movement and overuse of muscles, nerves, tendons, and soft tissue.  Repetitive use of one particular area can cause damage or strain to the area.  Repetitive strain injuries can occur and where in the body but are mostly common in the hands, arms, and shoulders.  These injuries are common to find in the workplace, where the same activities are performed repeatedly on a daily basis.  Examples of occupations that experience repetitive strain injuries are cooks, constructors, and musicians.  When an area of the body is repetitively used and experiencing strain the symptoms can subside if activity is seized but with continuation chronic pain can occur.  Prevention and early treatment is key.  

Repetitive Strain Injury Causes

  • Carpal Tunnel syndrome Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Trigger Finger/ Thumb
  • Dequervain’s Syndrome
  • Tendinosis

Repetitive Strain Injury Symptoms

  • Stiffness
  • Cramping
  • Pain at night
  • Numbness
  • Tingling

Repetitive Strain Injury Treatment

ASTR uses holistic, noninvasive and pain free approaches to relieving pain without the use of medication.  Our doctors use patented ASTR tools to break down and clear the existing scar tissue and myofasical restriction in patients.  These tools can release the pressure on the nerves and muscles caused by the scar tissue buildup from repetitively strained muscles and tendons.  Specific special exercise programs are given to patients that are designed to reduce inflammation and strengthen the muscle to bring the injured are back to a normal functioning level.