Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive strain injuries are known as cumulative trauma or overuse injuries. Repetitive strain injuries develop from frequently repeated actions, like sitting hunched over a computer or using a mouse for hours on end. Musicians and assembly line workers are especially prone to this. Common disorders are tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis and tennis elbow. Frequent contributors to repetitive strain injuries include work station positioning, poor posture, fatigue, lack of muscle tone, arthritis and diabetes.

Therapeutic massage can decrease pain and enhance healing in a number of ways. It reduces painful muscle tension, improve circulation, increases pliability of scar tissue, helps stimulate healthy regeneration of damaged tissues, improves range of motion, and improves posture and joint alignment.

Your massage therapist can draw on a wide variety of techniques to treat your particular problem. He or she will be happy to answer your questions . The therapist may suggest specific exercises or stretches which along massage can be very helpful. Warm or cold applications may be recommended. The therapist may also refer you to a physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist or other health professional for further help.

You may be advised to review your work station to be sure that your equipment suits your physical needs. Ergonomic tools such as wrist and elbow supports, a telephone headset or a new chair may be needed. 

For more valuable information on other health tips please visit my website at www.DoriWhiteMassageTherapy.com

 Dori White, LMT Since 1998

Dori White - Founder & Owner of Cupping Portland

Dori White - Co-Owner & Founder of Portland Wellness Professionals

This blog was written and adapted  for Dori White, LMT  by Herbalist Valerie Lull, MH. To read Valerie’s blog ‘Simple Ways to Stay Healthy’ go to www.vallull.blogspot.com

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