RSI, Tennis elbow and Acupuncture
RSI is the abbreviation for Repetitive Strain Injury and is the collective name for complaints that have arisen by repeatedly performing the same action for a longer period of time. It is usually a matter of miniscule movements, which usually do not involve great effort in themselves. The best known forms of RSI are the computer arm, mouse finger and the tennis elbow.
But RSI does not only occur with office workers. The complaints mainly occur with people who constantly move their arms, hands and / or fingers in the same way during work, such as cashiers, packers and people who work on the conveyor belt. The complaints also occur in people who work in the same position for longer periods of time, whether or not combined with repetitive movements, such as hairdressers and many construction professionals. Disorders associated with RSI are bursa inflammation and tendon sheath inflammation.
How can acupuncture help?
Acupuncture basically revolves around three points: quality and quantity of energy (meridians and blood) and mobility.
Energy can be either too little or too much in both quality and quantity and the mobility is either disrupted or not. It is a personal combination of these factors, that cause complaints. The balance is gone. The ChinaMedic Approach is therefore a treatment tailored to the best possible result for you.
With RSI it is very important to take immediate action at the start of noticing symptoms as muscle fatigue, cramps or numbness. How can you do this? For example, by taking more breaks and/or rest during work. Or alternate the work with other types of work. (Ergonomically) adjusting your work situation might also be an option.
The most frequently followed therapy is treatment of the affected area, adjusting the load (varying from dosed rest to total rest) and adjusting the work situation. Acupuncture is particularly successful when applied with the focus on pain relief in the affected area. As a bonus, acupuncture will also promote the total recovery process.
The number of treatments that is necessary can vary considerably. It depends a lot on how serious your symptoms are and how long you have had them. After 6-10 treatments, we will in any case discuss the result obtained so far and decide together whether further treatment is still necessary.