Cumulative Trauma & Repetitive Use Injuries
Repetitive use and cumulative trauma injuries commonly occur in the working population. Basically, the muscles and/or nerves of the upper extremity become inflamed due repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compressions, or sustained or awkward positions. The most common cumulative trauma injuries are carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, trigger finger/thumb, intersection syndrome, golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis), and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis).
Physical therapy can benefit patients suffering from their repetitive use injury by helping to alleviate their pain, educate them regarding proper positioning, and teaching them the appropriate exercises to complete. At PSPT, we serve to help those patients with cumulative trauma injuries, so that they can continue to actively participate in their lives.
Learn how Manual Therapy can help you recover faster from your cumulative trauma and repetitive use injury.