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Repetitive tasks (e.g. typing) and continuous activities (e.g. playing musical instruments) often apply cumulatively excessive force to tendons, ligaments and joints. This results in repetitive strain injury with gradual onset of symptoms like ache, pain, stiffness, tingling, etc. Sometimes, similar symptoms develop with inflammation, swelling and even nerve compression as a result of “micro-trauma,” for reasons which are not well understood.
What are the symptoms of repetitive strain injury ?
Symptoms can include:
- dull ache
- or tingling in the affected area
The symptoms tend to develop gradually. At first the symptoms may only occur whilst you do the repetitive task and ease off when you rest. Over time the symptoms can become constant, hence worsen while performing the repetitive task.
Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and include well-defined syndromes such as:
- carpal tunnel syndrome (pain and compression in the wrist)
- tendonitis (inflammation of a tendon)
- tenosynovitis (inflammation of a tendon sheath)
The symptoms tend to develop gradually. At first the they may only occur whilst you do the repetitive task and ease off when you rest. Over time the symptoms can become constant and worsen while performing the repetitive task. Regardless of the mechanical cause, the pathological process results from undamped forces applied to inelastic tissues like tendons, ligaments and joints. Dampening of such forces is normally provided by properly relaxed muscles and this is where ARP comes in. The use of ARP’s POV (training) or PRS (Personal Recovery System) modality while performing the provocative tasks will, in most cases, eliminate the symptoms. If done early – when the symptoms first begin to develop – the condition can usually be prevented, by virtue of the “loosening” of involved muscles. This “loosening” or relaxation induced by MyARP allows muscles to dampen the forces applied by repetitive motions, thus preventing injury to the inelastic ligaments, tendons and joints.
The use of ARP POV or PRS while performing these tasks will in most cases eliminate all the symptoms and if done early enough prevent repetitive strain injury.
DISUSE ATROPHY PREVENTION AND ELIMINATION
Disuse atrophy of tissues can occur after prolonged immobility, such as extended bed rest or cast restraints, with resulting loss of muscle mass and strength. Many diseases and conditions may cause atrophy of tissues. During the natural process of aging, there is a gradual decrease in the ability to maintain skeletal muscle function and mass. This condition is called “sarcopenia” and may be distinct from atrophy in its pathophysiology.
- have had surgery
- are bed ridden
- have chronic pain
- have had a fracture
- have been in a car accident
- have had any sports injury
- have any neurological disease
- have had a stroke or spinal cord injury
you are more than likely to have atrophy.
ARP has been proven effective in preventing and retarding disuse atrophy and building muscles and strength quickly.
ARP LOOSENING with POV / PRS
As described above under “repetitive injury,” in order to be able to absorb force, a muscle needs to be able to eccentrically elongate. This is what ARP loosening facilitates. Within a few minutes time, the body can be prepared to perform any task and physical activity with less risk of injury and with increased efficiency.