Repetitive stress injuries can occur on the tennis court or on the job. If you’re experiencing pain and swelling from a repetitive stress injury, rely on Victoria Reyzelman, DC, and the expert team at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture for effective, integrative care. They offer safe, all-natural, minimally invasive treatments to address tendonitis, bursitis, and other repetitive stress issues. Call the practice in San Francisco, California, or request a consultation online to discuss your injury.

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What are repetitive stress injuries?

As the name implies, repetitive stress injuries are brought on by repeatedly performing certain activities. Over time, repeated motions place undue stress on your tissues, such as tendons, which connect your muscles and bones.

This may cause pain, swelling, and other symptoms. Activities like typing, playing tennis or golf, or working on heavy machinery may lead to a repetitive stress injury.

Common injuries from repetitive stress include tendonitis, inflamed connective tissues between your muscles and bones, and bursitis, inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that cushion your joints.

What are the symptoms of repetitive stress?

Signs of a repetitive stress injury include:

  • Pain
  • Tingling
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold

The most common locations for a repetitive stress injury are your shoulder, elbow, knee, Achilles tendon, or hip.

When should I get help for a repetitive stress injury?

As a repetitive stress injury worsens, it may limit your ability to function and cause a significant amount of pain. The best way to address an injury is to seek treatment before the severity of the condition forces you to limit your activities.

Fortunately, Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture provides many noninvasive options to treat the symptoms of repetitive stress to help you feel 100% again.

What are the treatments for repetitive stress?

Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture offers integrative, holistic modalities to relieve strain and pressure on your affected tissues.

Acupuncture, for example, has proven incredibly effective at relieving pain associated with tendonitis and bursitis. This therapy works by stimulating your central nervous system, which then releases endorphins, your body’s natural painkillers.

Acupuncture also helps to increase blood flow and circulation, promoting the delivery of white blood cells and essential nutrients to your inflamed tissue.

Chiropractic adjustments, when performed correctly, move your spine, hips, and other joints back into proper alignment. Proper alignment may relieve the pressure on the tendons or bursa that have been subject to repetitive stress and strain.

In addition, modalities like trigger point massage can make the muscles around your joints more pliable. The team at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture may suggest this technique in concert with other adjustments to relieve repetitive stress.

Get the holistic care you deserve for repetitive stress. Call Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture or request a consultation online to discuss your injury.