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An overuse injury happens gradually from a repetitive activity. These injuries are usually related to sports or other activities. Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is another name for this kind of injury. Overuse injuries affect the tendons, ligaments, muscles, bones, and other joint structures.
At Dignity Health, we know that treatment and prevention of overuse injuries starts with resting from the repetitive activity before trying other more invasive treatments.
Anti-inflammatory medicines, corticosteroid injections, splinting, and physical therapy also can help heal the injury. Our experienced physical therapists can teach you the correct body mechanics to protect the area in the future. Sometimes, surgery is necessary to repair the injury.
Fortunately, many overuse injuries can be prevented with these types of strategies:
The trusted sports medicine doctors at Dignity Health are proud to provide personalized care for your sports injuries, including overuse injuries or RSI in Stockton and the surrounding areas.
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