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What are the typical causes of repetitive stress injuries?

What are the typical causes of repetitive stress injuries?

Repetitive Stress: Repetitive stress injuries are just that: repeated stress on a joint or body part from recurrently using that part. Try to change your routine so that you are not constantly putting excess stress or strain on a particular joint or body part. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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What are the chances of my repetitive stress injury being completely permanent?

What are the chances of my repetitive stress injury being completely permanent?

Low: Usually it can be treated by meds, therapy and activity change. We still don't know what stress injury you are referring to. We are here to help so the more info we have the better our answer can be. ...Read more

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How do I avoid a repetitive stress injury?

How do I avoid a repetitive stress injury?

By rotating the area: Try to alternate the area of stress by doing things differently - energy biorhythm lasts 11-15 days so alternate every 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Where do repetitive stress injuries typically occur?

Where do repetitive stress injuries typically occur?

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

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What is repetitive stress injuries? Can you ever recover from it?

What is repetitive stress injuries? Can you ever recover from it?

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

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What are some symptoms to look for with a repetitive stress injury?

What are some symptoms to look for with a repetitive stress injury?

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

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What are my treatment options for repetitive stress injuries?

What are my treatment options for repetitive stress injuries?

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

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How do you recover from a repetitive stress injury due to computer use?

How do you recover from a repetitive stress injury due to computer use?

Mud pack therapy: Need local support either with kinesio tapping or brace and get rid of problems with energy flow by creating coherne with acupuncture, chiro adjuestment, osto manipulation, mud pack therapy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the quickest way to treat a repetitive stress injury in my hands?

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

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Can stress & tension cause neck and shoulder pain especially if have injury n neck and shoulder? What if anything helps?

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

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What can you do for a repetitive stress injury to a hand?

What can you do for a repetitive stress injury to a hand?

Rest: Depending on the diagnosis, rest, pt, ice, and anti-inflamatories are all preferable treatment options. Next might be a cortisone shot. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for stress injuries to the bones?

What are the best treatments for stress injuries to the bones?

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

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What is the best treatment for hand stress injuries?

What is the best treatment for hand stress injuries?

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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How can you to prevent rsi on the hand (repetitive stress injury)?

How can you to prevent rsi on the hand (repetitive stress injury)?

Avoid it: All activities should be started gradually just like a sport or exercise. Too much too fast will lead to injury. Be sure to take breaks to rest. If your hand can't take the stress of the job, best to look for different job. ...Read more

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How do you treat a repetitive stress thumb injury?

How do you treat a repetitive stress thumb injury?

First thing: The first thing to do is stop doing whatever you're doing that led to the stress injury. For many in this culture, it could be texting, online gaming, etc but there are many other possibilities too. See your doctor for an exam and more specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Muscoskeletal chest wall pain when bending head forward and when pressing chest. Some exercises? Remedies? Repetitive stress injury?

Muscoskeletal chest wall pain when bending head forward and when pressing chest. Some exercises? Remedies? Repetitive stress injury?

NSAIDS, Tylenelol: 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

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Could worry and stress cause muscle spasm in injury?

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

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What happens to a joint to make it have bursitis? Is it a stress injury from overtraining?

What happens to a joint to make it have bursitis? Is it a stress injury from overtraining?

Overactivity causes: 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

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Should I take glucosamine supplement for bone injuries like, stress changes to the bone?

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

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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?

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?

Quadriceps: This sounds like a quadriceps tendinitis or strain. This can be treated with rest, stretching, and nsaids. It should resolve with time. Google quadriceps stretching for some good exercises. Hope this helps. Www. Oano. Com. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Will stress fracture cause physeal injury?

Will stress fracture cause physeal injury?

Possiblyi: If the stress fracture involves the physis, then it can cause injury. A fracture close to, but not in the physis, can also stimulate the bone to grow longer than the other side. ...Read more

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How can I continue to be active with a stress fracture without worsening the injury?

How can I continue to be active with a stress fracture without worsening the injury?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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