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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Repetitive Strain Injury (Overview)

A painful condition that usually occurs when an activity involves a repetitive motion putting more force on a part of the body than it can handle.


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How common are repetitive strain injuries?

How common are repetitive strain injuries?

Very common: Repetitive motion injuries often occur when people perform the same tasks repeatedly over years. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
78 doctors shared insights

Repetitive Strain Injury (Overview)

A painful condition that usually occurs when an activity involves a repetitive motion putting more force on a part of the body than it can handle.


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How common is repetitive strain injury while boxing?

How common is repetitive strain injury while boxing?

Common: Boxing injuries are common. Strain injuries such as rotator cuff tendinosis, posterior elbow impingement and tendinosis around the elbow are common injuries related to boxing. Concussion and chronic traumatic encephalopathy are much more series injuries related to boxing. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman Dr. Bassman
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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine the cause of your strain if possible
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Try rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
Daily
Ease back into activity; don't overdo it
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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I suffer from repetitive strain injury, is it helpful using tablet pad because is softer?

I suffer from repetitive strain injury, is it helpful using tablet pad because is softer?

Cannot answer: Unfortunately, I do not have enough details about your complaints to give you a good answer. There are many types of so called repetitive strain syndromes which can occur all over the body. Perhaps if you can give more details about were your symptoms are, i could help more. ...Read more

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How can athletes prevent repetitive strain injuries?

How can athletes prevent repetitive strain injuries?

Repetitive strains: Listen to your own body . Should avoid activities which hurt while being done or produce pain within 4-12 hours. It is a good idea to increase repetitions only by 10% over 7 day period of time . One also has to be realistic about ones age and adjust downward in terms of frequency . Stretch before activity and may use ice for a short time post activity. ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

See your orthopedic or sports medicine doctor
Monthly
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Can you tell me the symptoms of repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can you tell me the symptoms of repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel syndrome?

Over and over again: Repetative strain injury is caused by frequently repeated movements with the body in an abnormal position, the most common problem areas being the back, shoulders, wrists, and hands. These may involve heavy activity like sports or rapid activities like typing or video games. It may involve muscles tendons joints or nerve compressions (like carpal tunnel) se an occupational medicine clinic. ...Read more

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Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Physical exam: An xray will not directly show a patellar tendon rupture, however, typically your knee cap will be further up your leg than normal. The xray will also show if a piece of bone was pulled off of the patella or tibia. The diagnosis is made clinically - you cannot raise your leg straight up while keeping your knee straight. You may also feel a defect in the tendon. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help or see a doctor right away
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See a doctor for diagnosis; do not diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle with a head injury; have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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Can a repetitive strain injury/carpal tunnel be healed without surgery?

Can a repetitive strain injury/carpal tunnel be healed without surgery?

Sometimes: Avoiding the repetitive activity and wrist splints may help. A nerve study can confirm the diagnosis and determine the severity. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do not rub your eye
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Are carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injury the same?

Are carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injury the same?

No!: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a constellation of symptoms (pain, numbness, weakness) associated with compression of the median nerve at the level of the wrist. Repetitive strain injury is an inclusive diagnosis to describe injury to musculoskeletal tissues due to repeated motions over extended periods of time (e.g., assembly line work or excessive gaming). Rsi can lead to cts, but most cts is not rsi. ...Read more

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Can footballers recover from a knee ligament injury?

Can footballers recover from a knee ligament injury?

Yes, like everyone: Else. A lot depends on a number of factors: like which specific ligament, or the severity of the injury, any past injury to the specific ligament which has been reinjured, general health condition, the timing of the diagnosis and treatment start, any associated injuries, etc. Are you interested in specific ligament's injury? ...Read more

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Can a shoulder strain aggravate calcific tendonitis?

Can a shoulder strain aggravate calcific tendonitis?

Yes: This is very possible. If you are having pain that is effecting your sleeping or activities of daily living, see an orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can rotatory cuff injury lead to dislocation in shoulder?

Can rotatory cuff injury lead to dislocation in shoulder?

Rarely: A massive rotator cuff tear can lead to shoulder instability (typically a subluxation/partial dislocation, but not a full dislocation). This may depend on multiple factors including the size, location and chronicity of the tear. On the other hand a traumatic shoulder dislocation can sometimes cause a rotator cuff tear, particularly in patients over the age of 40. ...Read more

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Neck swelling from whiplash injury?

Neck swelling from whiplash injury?

Team Approach: Swelling can often occur with whiplash injuries. It is wise to have a team of providers, Medical Doctor, Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and a massage therapist. ...Read more

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Could motorcycle aggravate back injury?

Yes: Depending on the angle of seat and also the amount of vibration, motorcycles could certainly aggravate a back injury by both of these mechanisms. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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