Repetitive Motion Syndrome/Repetitive Stress Injury

photo_repetitiveRepetitive motion syndrome (or repetitive stress injury) refers to a group of injuries that result from performing the same physical motion over and over again. Over time, this constant, unvarying motion may cause temporary or permanent damage to cartilage, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and muscles involved.

A typical group affected by these injuries are those who injure their arms or wrists using keyboards (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), although almost any part of the body is susceptible to repetitive motion injury. Repetitive motion syndrome can be quite painful and debilitating.

Initial symptoms may include tingling, numbness, or pain in the affected area, and loss of flexibility or strength. Without treatment, these injuries may become progressively worse over time, and may result in a complete loss of function in the affected area.

Sources. The Association for Repetitive Motion Syndromes (ARMS); Asclepeion Center for Body Mind Therapy.

Working integratively and individually, Asclepeion Center staff have had marked success in alleviating the negative effects of a variety of disease states and health issues.

To discuss what particular treatment protocols may be appropriate for any specific health issue, please contact the Asclepeion Center, (301.495.0933) to talk over your individual medical situation. For more information on what we do, see About Us and Services sections of this website.

Many people who come to us feel they have already gleaned the positive effects of treatments offered by traditional medicine. Others want to explore possible synergies drawing upon holistic alternatives. Center staff are always glad to work cooperatively with any practitioners—both traditional and non-traditional—that a client desires.