Repetitive Motion Injuries occur when an activity is performed excessively or with poor form leading to tissue breakdown and inflammation. Muscle tendons and connective tissue are most affected. Examples of RMIs include:
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Trochanteric Bursitis
- Shoulder Impingement
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Patellar-femoral Sydrome
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Frequently, RMIs are work or sport-related, but not always. Any new or unusual activity done to excess can cause micro-trauma that leads to inflammation.
How does physical therapy help?
The therapists at iPOW Physical Therapy & Wellness will do a thorough assessment and take a detailed history to determine which activities and/or factors are contributing to your problem. Initially, treatment will emphasize pain reduction and the elimination of inflammatory agents. Attention will then be turned to the activity itself. Your therapist will assess performance, correct any faulty joint mechanics, and design a program that will enable safe and gradual resumption of activity. Activity modification may be necessary to ensure that the issue does not reoccur.
If you suffer from a Repetitive Motion Injury such as tendinitis, contact iPOW Physical Therapy & Wellness today to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors of physical therapy. They’ll help you determine the best course of treatment for your condition!