Offering Treatment for Repetitive Strain Injuries in Freehold and Monroe Township, NJ
If you perform the same movements over and over as part of your job or a recreational activity and you’ve started experiencing pain in your hands or wrists, you might have a repetitive strain injury. This is a general term used to describe various different conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis. In addition to pain, a repetitive strain injury can cause:
These symptoms tend to develop gradually, at first appearing only when performing the repetitive motion in question, and then eventually lasting for longer periods of time. Although repetitive strain injuries commonly affect the hands and wrists, they can also develop in the neck, shoulders, elbows, and forearms.
What Can Cause a Repetitive Strain Injury?
As its name suggests, a repetitive strain injury is caused by repetitive movements, such as working on an assembly line, swiping objects at a cash register, typing, or using a computer mouse. It’s also become increasingly common for repetitive strain injuries to develop from excessive use of smartphones and other handheld devices. Some factors that can increase the risk of repetitive strain injuries include stress, cold temperatures, poor posture, use of vibrating equipment, and failure to periodically rest.
Turn to AOSMI for Skilled Treatment
If you think you might have a repetitive strain injury and you’re in Freehold or Monroe Township, New Jersey, you can rely on Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) for diagnosis and treatment. In many cases, we’re able to treat repetitive strain injuries using conservative methods, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), hot/cold therapy, splinting, physical therapy, and massage. We can also suggest ways to modify your activities to help prevent any further injuries. And, we can perform surgery, if necessary.
To schedule an appointment at one of our conveniently located offices, contact AOSMI today. If you have any questions prior to your appointment, our knowledgeable team will be able to provide you with the information you need.