Repetitive strain injury impacts muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons. These types of injuries can be caused by improper technique or overuse. The elderly are most commonly affected.
Symptoms include tenderness, stiffness, or tingling in the affected area.
Treatment may include anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, ergonomic evaluation, and rarely surgery.
- Overuse syndrome
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
More than 3 million US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Lab tests or imaging rarely required