Management and treatment of these injuries should include ergonomic/workstation assessment to highlight the aggravating factors along with posture check, and exercise regime. Stages 1 – 3 recovery may take several weeks. Stage 4 recovery can be protracted and a return to the aggravating activity may not always be possible.
Physiotherapy treatment includes advice on good working posture, the prescription of stretches including advice on stretch breaks, soft tissue massage, myofascial trigger point treatment (both manual and dry needling techniques) and pain relieving electrotherapy and thermal modalities. As always
Early intervention is key in preventing these injuries from progressing to permanent disorders.
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