If you’ve been diagnosed with a repetitive stress injury (or repetitive strain injury), or if you think that you may be suffering from a repetitive stress injury, our chiropractors at the St. Paul Chiropractic and Natural Medicine Center are here to help. With chiropractors, massage therapists, and natural medicine doctors, we can provide you with the best possible treatment for your injury, help you make changes to your lifestyle or habits that could be contributing to your injury, and prevent future stress injuries. If you’re looking for a St. Paul, MN repetitive stress injury chiropractor near you, you can’t go wrong with our chiropractic center, where we treat each patient as an individual, getting to know you, your symptoms, and your daily routines before diagnosing or treating repetitive stress injuries.
Common Types and Causes of Repetitive Stress Injuries
Repetitive stress injuries aren’t always cut and dry injuries, and no two people will experience the same injury in the same way. Just as everything you do throughout the day will vary from person to person, so too will a repetitive stress injury – for exactly that reason. When you’re suffering from a repetitive stress injury, it is caused by something you do every day, or at least frequently, that places stress on one or more areas of your body. When you constantly or frequently strain one area of your body – your back, for instance – you will find that it can weaken or “give out” over time. Repetitive stress injuries can include:
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Often caused by overuse of the hands or wrists in a specific way, including typing, sewing, writing, and other activities that require the near-constant use of your hands, wrists, and forearm muscles.
• Tendonitis: Usually occurs in those who use the same areas of their body for repetitive motion for work or hobbies, including playing an instrument or sports. You might have hear of “tennis elbow,” “pitcher’s shoulder,” or other sports-related injuries, and many of these are a form of tendonitis.
• Injuries caused by poor posture
• Back, shoulder, and neck injuries: Often the result of repetitive motion or postures required for daily activities, including sitting in a desk chair, lifting heavy objects, and other activities that strain the neck, back, or shoulders.
There are many other types and causes of repetitive stress injuries, so to understand your own, think about your daily activities and how those might have led to your current injury.
Repetitive Stress Injury Treatment Methods
At the St. Paul Chiropractic and Natural Medicine Center, you’ll have the benefit of working with chiropractors and natural medicine doctors who focus on healing through holistic healthcare. That means that we will do everything in our power to provide you with lasting pain relief while also treating your repetitive stress injury at its source. To do this, we’ll use chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and perhaps even physical therapy and strength building exercises to help ensure you heal completely and prevent future injuries. Contact our St. Paul, Minnesota chiropractors at 651-644-7207 or firstname.lastname@example.org to begin healing your repetitive stress injury today.