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How Physiotherapy Can Help With Repetitive Strain Sports Injuries

Updated: Nov 16, 2020


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Participation in sports can bring about many physical health and emotional benefits, but can also take a toll on your body. Many sports that are commonly played in Surrey, such as tennis, pickleball, badminton and others, involve repetitive movements. When these movements are repeated over and over, both the muscle and nerves being used can become strained, leading to pain and injury. This is commonly referred to as repetitive strain injury.


Repetitive Strain Injury


Repetitive strain injury can have a wide range of symptoms, from mild to more severe. This can include pain, numbness, tightness and constant aching. As continued stress is put onto the injured muscle through continued repetitive use, these symptoms can continue to develop and become worse. Many people are not willing to give up their favourite sport or activity, so it becomes important to find an effective treatment method.


Sports Injury Physiotherapy


When first visiting Advanced Physiotherapy, you will be properly assessed, and the cause of the injury will be determined. From this, we are able to create a program that focuses on relieving symptoms. This is often done through a combination of strength and stretching exercises that specifically target affected muscle and nerves. Through these exercises, you should find a reduction in pain, an increase in strength in the associated muscle, and a long-term solution to being able to continue with your sport while staying pain-free.