Repetitive stress is one of the most pernicious injuries you can suffer, and the pain can be severe. Many office workers who experience repetitive stress injuries, or RSI, must contend with aching, burning, and reduced mobility in the shoulder, elbow, hands and wrist.
One recent article took a look at the incidence of RSI throughout different joints and muscles, and found a possibly familiar pattern:
Wrists are the most common trouble spots, with seven out of 10 survey respondents (69%) identifying this as the joint most likely to be affected, followed by fingers (29%), forearms (23%) and thumbs (20%). Elbows and shoulders can also be stiff and/or painful, and even knees and feet can suffer if a job involves a lot of kneeling, or operating foot pedals on equipment.
Treating RSI typically involves a range of options, from rest and ice to exercise, therapy, and ultimately surgery. If scar tissue has developed or mobility permanently impaired, it may be time to speak with an orthopedic surgeon about some options to relieve your pain.
As one of the best orthopedic surgeons in San Diego, I offer one-stop diagnosis and treatment in my surgical center. Patients get a full consultation on site, followed by imaging and other tests to determine precisely where the problem lies. Once we have a plan in place, I offer follow-through care to ensure the pain doesn’t return.
If you’d like to resolve the lingering pain of RSI in San Diego, please contact my offices today.