Avoid RSIs by doing this?

Tennis elbow, trigger finger, and shin splints are all painful conditions that affect different parts of the body.

But they do have one thing in common.

They are all repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) – injuries caused by repeated motions carried out over long periods of time.

This can occur in the workplace… especially if you work with computers or on an assembly line all day.

Or, you can find yourself with an RSI from regular activities like tending your garden, playing tennis, sewing, or playing musical instruments.

If you’ve never experienced an RSI, consider yourself lucky.

Because in my experience, they can be downright debilitating.

Often times you’ll feel pain, tingling, numbness, swelling and redness.

And long-term, they can cause serious damage to your soft tissues. Including your muscles, tendons, nerves, and ligaments if left untreated.

Now, if you’re already living with an RSI, you’re probably familiar with the treatment recommendations:

  • Limiting the repetitive motions
  • Taking breaks from your work/activities
  • Icing the affected area to reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Using splints to limit the strain on your body
  • Some injuries may also require seeing a physical therapist to help ease pain and improve mobility.

That’s good advice and all….

But, for those of you not yet experiencing pain and discomfort from repetitive motion activities, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing problems like this…

First, you want to be sure you stretch before any activity.

And not just your big muscles like your back and legs.

If you’re working with your hands, be sure you stretch out your wrists and fingers, too.

Once you’ve wrapped up your work or tasks, give your body another stretch to prevent stiffness later on.

If you’re working with tools, see if there are any electrical tools you can use instead of the manual variety to reduce pressure on your joints.

And finally, don’t be embarrassed to use a little help in the space around you.

If there’s a chair or stool you can sit on to avoid crouching over, or pads you can wear – say while gardening – to protect your vulnerable joints, use them.

No one wants to give up a job or hobby they love due to a repetitive stress injury… nor should they have to.

With some easy modifications and proper care, you can limit your risks and continue to enjoy the work and activities you love.

And if you’d like to see another easy way you can protect your joints so that you can enjoy your favorite hobbies without pain…

Take a look for yourself, right here

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Monique Cook - March 4, 2021

Hello, I received an email today about joint pain, in which the header states that doctors have no answer to joint pain. This is something that I’m very passionate about — because there are answers, but they are not to be found in mainstream medicine. For instance, the usual cause of joint pain is that the bones in the body have become misaligned due to the muscles in the body becoming dysfunctional. For example, each muscle in the body is designed to pull a specific bone, in a specific direction. When the right muscles are pulling the right bones in the right direction, then your muscles are working by design — the way they are designed to work. But when they become dysfunctional, they begin to pull the wrong bones, or to pull the right bones in the wrong direction. This causes misalignment of your bones — the most common symptom of which is joint pain, but misalignment also presents as swelling, burning, numbness, and stiffness. I’ve cured three different misalignment problems with alignment therapy — plantar fasciitis, sciatica, and TMJ. All very painful, and all of them relieved through the exercises that I got from an excellent alignment therapist named Mariann Berry. She owns her own body alignment clinic called ReAlign. She herself was cured of chronic pain in her hip that was so bad that she could not walk and was confined to a wheelchair. Now she can walk just fine without any joint pain in any part of her body. If you want some in depth knowledge of how bad alignment of the bones (i.e., bad posture) causes joint pain, read a book called Pain Free by Pete Egoscue. That book describes the nature of joint pain and gives various exercises on how to address joint pain in all your major joints.

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