Repetitive Strain Injury

Continuous use or strain of one area of the body can lead to RSIs. Acuhealth’s treatment protocols work with you to repair the damage and get you back to full activity.

What is this condition?

These types of repetitive strain injuries are extremely common and one of the most frequent musculoskeletal issues we see here in Acuhealth. They’re caused by repeating the same movements continuously over prolonged periods of time. Simple daily activities like using your computer mouse all day, playing instruments, or typing can all lead to RSIs if the local tendons get inflamed.

Is this service right for me?

If you are experiencing some of the following symptoms it may indicate an RSI or an overuse injury:

Shooting, burning, or aching pain.

Shaking, lack of coordination, e.g. dropping things and numbness.

Limbs quick to fatigue.

Loss of strength.

Finding it difficult to do normal activities like opening doors, using a mouse, peeling vegetables, turning on a tap.

How is it treated?

Over the years, Acuhealth have found that acupuncture is particularly useful for reducing inflammation, reducing pain and repairing any microscopic damage in the area.

Acuhealth relieves pain in a similar way to opioid painkillers, but without any adverse side effects.  Treatments reduce inflammation and promote circulation to the injury to speed up healing.

Acuhealth treatment will include some or all of the following:


Soft tissue & joint mobilisation


Laser therapy


Rehabilitation exercises

Occupational advice.

How much time does it take?

Each session takes approximately one hour.

How much does it cost?


Is it covered by private health insurance?

All treatments are covered by the leading health insurance companies.