Repetitive Overuse Injuries
Repetitive Overuse Injuries, whether the result of occupational demands, poor posture, past injury, or athletic activities, can take a toll on your body. Chronic soft-tissue stress from repetitive motion can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue. This tissue can impair joint function and alter movement patterns overall. There are many signs of a possible overuse injury. Generally, these include pain, decreased range of motion, loss of strength, and numbness. Muscle tenderness, throbbing, and joint pain can also be common. Additionally, weakness can occur in areas if nerves require treatment. Usually, these injuries have components of soft-tissue dysfunction, joint dysfunction, and movement pattern dysfunctions. All of these must be assessed and addressed to fully resolve the condition.