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Why would I keep getting hyperextension injuries of my knees and elbows?

Why would I keep getting  hyperextension injuries of my knees and elbows?

Depends: There are number possibilities including some of which include: not allowing enough time between the injury and restarting activity for the injury to heal; genetic predispositions that allow more flexible or lax ligaments; the type of activity that your are doing and simple over exertion. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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How serious can injuries from hyperextension of the thumb be?

How serious can injuries from hyperextension of the thumb be?

Quite serious: ay not be life threatening, but can damage soft tissue and joints. Also can damage nerves.. ...Read more

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What do I do about an injury from lumbar spine hyperextension?

What do I do about an injury from lumbar spine hyperextension?

Rehabiliatation: Most hyper-extension lumbar injuries respond with conservative measures, including anti-inflammatory meds, therapy, and time. Sometimes bone injury, such as spondylolysis, can occur which may require more aggressive treatments sometimes years after the initial injury. ...Read more

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Rsi to wrist over past 10 months, last 5 months no injury, been doing physical therapy for last 2. However pain during hyperextension sometime, is it time for arthroscopy? Or give more time for therap

Rsi to wrist over past 10 months, last 5 months no injury, been doing physical therapy for last 2. However pain during hyperextension sometime, is it time for arthroscopy? Or give more time for therap

Wrist pain : X-ray and an MRI / mr arthrogram of the wrist should have been performed for wrist pain lasting 5-10 months. Musculoskeletal ultrasound can also provide valuable information. An underlying cartilaginous tear or tendon disruption may be present. Arthroscopic surgery may help determine and treat the cause at the same time. Depending on the cause, prp & prolotherapy may be helpful. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does hyperextension mean?

Please tell me what does hyperextension mean?

More than straight: In referring to a knee joint it means that the knee will extend forward slightly when out fully straight. People with lax joints will often have knee hyperextension. It is also called recurvatum. ...Read more

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What is done for hyperextension of the knee?

What is done for  hyperextension of the knee?

Splinting first: Initially it is splinted, to allow healing of the injured stuctures, followed by motion, to prevent stiffness. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for hyperextension of the knee?

Possible reasons for hyperextension of the knee?

Several: Reasons that a knee hyperextends( recurvatum) without an injury are generally because that person is ligamentously lax( loose jointed).'loose jointedeness' is generally inherited in a multi- factoral fashion and is bilateral.Knee hyperextension can also be seen in neurologic disorders ( such as polio) and w/cns disorders and tumors(much rarer)--unilateral( one leg only)recurvatum requires work-up. ...Read more

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Developed hyperextension of one knee at 50+ but why?

Developed hyperextension of one knee at 50+ but why?

Hyperextension : Injury or degenerative tears to the ligaments and posterior capsule can be the culprit. Check for connective tissue diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis as well, especially if there is no injury. ...Read more

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What actually happens with hyperextension in your knee?

What actually happens with hyperextension in your knee?

Too much motion.: The knee is overly extending and moving past the point that it should due to its weak or damaged soft tissue support structures. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a finger hyperextension?

Splinting first: Initially it is splinted, to allow healing of the injured stuctures, followed by motion, to prevent stiffness. ...Read more