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Subcortical Stress Injury
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 more
Motion injury: Repetitive stress injury is a condition that occurs when one does an activity over and over again leading to an injury of that particular part of the body. This is common in factory workers, assembly line workers, and secretaries or others who do extensive typing. Carpel tunnel syndrome is an example of a repetitive stress injury. Proper ergonomics and occupational health can help in recovery. ...Read more
Pain and weakness: Normal activity will be more painful. And the pain can progress into weakness. If pain is not controlled in a timely manner then interference will start creating disruption to energy with symptoms apearing different from the initial location and you might not connect the two - medically this is called trigger points the cousins and neighbours of the original injured area will act up. ...Read more
Stress injuries: Avoidance of the activity is the best treatment to avoid further injury. You treat any fractures or injuries like any other injury. If it is job related, you may need to change the particular job to something else. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more
MLD/CDT: Use capsaicin patch if this is a old stress, Lidocaine patch if this a recent stress and wrap with unna ooot strips (calamine soaked gauze) cover with webril and tubular stretch bandage - for swelling we use grey foam on top with acewrap to give extra comfort and pressure - this is called complex decongestive therapy will be performed by people trained in this contact you local physical therapist. ...Read more
Can stress & tension cause neck and shoulder pain especially if have injury n neck and shoulder? What if anything helps?
Yes it can: Absolutely, as stress builds people tend to have it manifest in increased muscle tension in the neck and trunk. This can easily translate to the trapezius area and therefore shoulders. Heat, cervical stretches, can be helpful. Meditation can be helpful as can exercise to relieve stress. Core workouts such as yoga increases flexibility and decrease stress as well. ...Read more
Rest: Depending on the diagnosis, rest, pt, ice, and anti-inflamatories are all preferable treatment options. Next might be a cortisone shot. ...Read more
Rest and nutrition:
If a stress fracture occurs in a weight-bearing bone, healing will be delayed or prevented by continuing to put weight on that limb.
Rest is the only option for complete healing of a stress fracture. The amount of recovery time varies greatly depending upon the location, severity, the strength of the body's healing response and an individual's nutritional intake + vit d3, vit k2, c, zinc, protein. ...Read more
Change activities: We really need more info to be more helpful. What kind of injuries? What is your job activities? ...Read more
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Muscoskeletal chest wall pain when bending head forward and when pressing chest. Some exercises? Remedies? Repetitive stress injury?
Injections with anesthetic or anti-inflammatory medications in or around the painful sites
exercise that includes muscle strengthening and stretching
physical or occupational therapy.Acupuncture or acupressure. Relaxation/biofeedback techniques. Osteopathic manipulation (a whole system of evaluation and treatment designed to achieve and maintain health by restoring normal function to the body)
massa. ...Read more
By altering posture: People who worry or stress tend to have altered body posture and causes strain - esp worry and stress cause muscle tension and lead to chronic neck pain, which is often burning in quality. People who worry also tend to keep their body rigid while driving with a tendency to whiplash injuries. It depends on body posture and not being loose and relaxed with flow of movements in body uninterrupted. ...Read more
Over activity of a group of muscles lead to irritation of the bursa which is a cushion between the muscle layers, resulting in bursitis. Trauma, inflammation, infection can also lead to bursitis.
Sometimes an inflammed joint can lead to overlying or adjacent bursitis. ...Read more
Not really for bone: Glucosamine is a component of joint cartilage and some studies have shown natural anti-inflammatory effects and lessened joint pains due to this and other supplements. It may even have some healing effects for cartilage injury. Stress injuries to the bone and decreased bone density have more to do with bone mineralization (calcium and phosphate) and wouldn't be affected directly by glucosamine. ...Read more
Is it effective to take glucosamine supplement for bone injuries like, stress changes to the bone?
Is it likely to get some stress injuries to incisors, molars, or your TMJ if you snack on turkey jerky 2-3 times a day, to avoid sugary snacks?
Not likely: Not likely, unless it is very hard jerky. You'll start getting some symptoms before damage. ...Read more
Can there be past injury to the vertebral artery that makes it susceptible to re-injury / further-worse injury? (force, repetitive stress, pressure?)
Knee is in a lot of pain but only when she bends the knee or when she pushes on a spot just above her kneecap. No specific injury or stress. What's up?
Pain between shoulder blades. Worsening over few days. Excruciating pain when swallowed food/drink passes over area. No recent trauma or injury or stress to area.
Get Help: These are not normal symptoms and could be serious. "Excruciating" pain is never a reasonable or good sign. Establish with a health care professional as soon as possible and get checked out. This could be problems with your GI tract, lungs, muscles and bones or vascular disease. An examination and testing will provide the answer and treatment to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more
I had a NM bone spect today, what does this mean? Findings compatible with L5 pars interarticularis left defect or stress injury with uptake.
Not much: In the future you might have a slippage of L5 on S1. Your doctor can tell you more. ...Read more
In head-on collision with crushing chest pain after, I had an abnormal EKG 10 days later. Is it okay to do a stress ekg? Worried about further injury.
Cardiac contusion: You likely had a cardiac contusion. It's safe to do the stress test but I'm not sure the information will be useful since a positive result may turn out to be a false positive. Stress tests are extremely safe because they're supervised with close ekg, bp, and rhythm monitoring and they're graduated and can be immediately stopped if a problem arises. ...Read more
Heed MD precautions: Discuss strategies with your treating physician as he/she will know best. Limited or no load bearing is usually prescribed for a period of time to allow the injured bone to heal. ...Read more