Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive strain injury is an umbrella term for a condition or injury that results from repetitive overload of the structures in the hand or wrist, causing inflammation. Repetitive strain injuries usually occur when someone all of a sudden does a particular activity for a long period of time when they are not used to doing it. Our muscles and tendons have a certain tolerance for how much they are used depending on the regular activities of a person (this is different for everyone), and repetitive strain injuries occur when they are pushed beyond their strength and endurance capabilities.


  • Pain – either localised to a certain area or generalised
  • Swelling
  • Restricted movement
  • Reduced strength


  • Thorough assessment to determine the exact structure or group of muscles that are affected
  • Rest and immobilisation
  • Possible splinting
  • Soft tissue release
  • Exercise program
  • Strengthening
  • Activity modification
  • Education regarding correct posture and graded functional use

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Geelong, Vic 3220
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