Ask the Acupunture Expert – Doreen Hill
Can hitting a bucket of golf balls twice a week cause Repetitive Stress Injury?
Yes it could. Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI), is a very common complaint. Any activity that is done repeatedly can cause an injury to the muscles or joints.
You could be a computer programmer, trades worker or check out clerk.
RSI refers to a variety of conditions including bursitis, tendinitis, carpel tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. Excessive repetitive movements, over a period of time, cause these injuries.
The repetition causes a reduction to the circulation in an area leading to tiny tears in the muscles and tendons. The tears become inflamed and painful.
Symptoms of RSI usually start gradually, and migrate into frequent burning, tingling or numbness. Pain sometimes travels up the arms and affect the shoulders. Often the symptoms occur at night and as they worsen you may feel pain, weakness, or numbness in the hands, fingers or wrists. Decreased grip and strength may also occur.
Acupuncture is especially well suited to treating RSI because it reduces the inflammatory response and improves the circulation of energy (QI) and blood. The improved circulation speeds up the healing process.
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If you or someone you know suffers from RSI, call today for a consultation and get 30% off your first treatment. 778-231-2565, www.doreenhill.com.