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Repetitive Stress Injury 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Depends on activity: This depends on the activity. Any activity that overuses or puts continued or repetive stress on a single body part or joint can get this. For example, tennis players can get these in the elbows and wrist, runners in the feet, legs, and knees. Factory workers or typists can get this in the wrist or hands. Boxers....Well, you get the point! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Certainly possible: Certain repetitive motions like computer work and assembly work can cause and exacerbate wrist pain. It is important to get a good exam and possible associated studies to determine if the problem is just tendonitis or possibly carpal tunnel syndrome which may ultimately cause permanent nerve damage if not treated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The more times a shoulder dislocates, the higher the likelihood that you will develop arthritis. Remember that people without dislocations also develop arthritis, so you are not alone. Recurrent shoulder dislocations is a debilitating problem that can be treated. I would recommend seeing an orthopedic specialist in shoulders. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can cervical and thoracic issues (including levoconvex scoliosis) lead to repetitive rotator cuff tears?
NO: no relationship of your spine to rotator cuff- tears are common with age ...Read more
Chronic shoulder, wrist, knee and ankle inflammation due to active participation in sports. Separate injuries or underlying condition causing them?
A bit of a distance: between the shoulder and the spine. The usual cause of "temporary spine curvature" or "change in normal lordosis" is a muscle spasm--typically of the neck. Certainly injuries and/or pain can cause spasm. Temporary spine curvature changes are common and are NOT due to the bones or disk being broken. ...Read more
Can a repetitive strain injury to the neck be the culprit of complex regional pain syndrome? Had foot injury 2 years after neck injury..
Yes: they can be related. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.comGet a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Frozen Shoulder?: Stiffness by itself is not diagnostic of a rotator cuff tear but rather a frozen or stiff shoulder. Any sort of shoulder injury or trauma can initiate the process of adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). Learn more here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/frozen-shoulder.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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