Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI can be a common work injury especially in industries where the workers are required to repeat the same movements over and over again every day. This could be anything from typing to cutting hair. If you catch this work injury early it can be eased and managed without surgery, but if ignored then it could become excruciating.
What are some of the treatments for RSI?
There are so many different treatments for RSI as everyone is different so needs different methods. Some of these treatments include pain killers to help manage the pain, prolonged periods of rest from the repetitive activity and perhaps even changing jobs if the work injury is becoming too much.
One such type of treatment for RSI which some people find helpful is physiotherapy. Whether you have a work injury or any other type of accident physiotherapy is a common treatment to help the muscles and joints to become more supple and in the long run less painful. Physiotherapy is a very reasonable treatment for RSI and can help with a lot of ailments from mental health to muscular problems and you can sometimes access this help through your occupational health, through your job, especially if it is a work injury.
What forms does physiotherapy take as treatment for RSI?
Once again, it can take a variety of forms depending on the severity of the RSI and the location of the pain. It could be something as simple as making you more aware of your posture to simple stretches you can carry out to reduce the pain of your work injury.
If you do start experiencing pain in your joints that occur for prolonged periods of time, always seek medical advice and get help early. The worst thing to do is ignore the work injury and wait until it turns into a more permanent version of RSI.
Make a claim
If you’ve sustained an accident at work that wasn’t your fault then Accident Advice Helpline may be able to assist you in making a claim. Boasting an impressive success rate, our expert team of lawyers have over 15 years’ of experience and work on a no-win no-fee* basis.
There are a number of factors that need to be determine before making a claim such as:
- whether the incident occurred within 3 years
- whether you sought medical attention after the incident and;
- whether you have evidence to prove that the incident was not your fault
If you have any inquiries regarding the above or would like to discuss your claim with a professionally trained advisor, be sure to give our 24-hour freephone helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown