Repetitive Strain Injury

A repetitive strain injury is commonly a result from doing repeated physical movements and overuse of muscles, nerves, tendons, and soft tissue. Many times a repetitive strain injury damages these areas in the body and are commonly found in the hands, arms, and shoulders, but can occur several places in the body.There are a wide range of occupations where repetitive strain injuries can occur, anywhere from cooking, to a construction, to a musician. In early stages of an RSI symptoms may disappear when you stop the activity, but over time this can cause chronic pain. Prevention and/or early treatment is key!

Conditions caused by repetitive strain injury:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Trigger Finger/Thumb
  • DeQuervain’s Syndrome
  • Tendinosis

Repetitive Strain Symptoms:

  • Stiffness
  • Cramping
  • Pain at Night
  • Numbness or Tingling

Natural/ Non-surgical Muscle strain Treatment

We use the following approaches to relieve muscle strain symptoms:


  • ASTR® Tools: Our doctors use a variety of ASTR® tools to release scar tissue and myofascial restriction, which can decrease flexibility and add more pressure on the strained muscle.
  • Special exercise program to decrease pressure on the foot, strengthen the muscles, stabilize the strained muscle and help the patient to return to normal function and activities.
  • Special instructions on how to speed up the recovery time.
  • Cold Laser Therapy: Tissue inflammation and inability of the body to heal are common with arthritis. Cold laser is used in order to decrease inflammation that causes pressure on the injured area.
  • Patient avoided hip surgery.

  • Patient avoided back surgery.

  • This newborn came in unable to move his neck from the side position. He suffered from torticollis, severe neck and back spasms. After just 1 ASTR treatment, he had complete range of motion.

  • Patient came in unable to move his neck from the side position. After 3 ASTR treatments, he regained full range of motion.

  • This young gymnast came in unable to do the splits. After just 1 ASTR treatment, she had full range of motion.


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