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What Can You Do For A Repetitive Stress Injury To A Hand
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
Apply pressure: Apply pressure to the area stopping the bleeding temporarily. Call emergency services to help you immediately. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me what kind of injury, non-skin related, would cause a person to be put in a body-cast?
For a tibial stress fracture would I need a boot? If so do you have any suggestions as to what type or brand of boot?
Maybe, maybe not.: Essntially, if you have an incomplete stress fracture, you should decrease your level of activity to the point at which you no longer have the symptoms. If you can walk without pain, you probably don't need a boot. If walking hurts, you should likely be on crutches to unload the leg. Immobilization may or may not help as well. A graduated return to activity is advised to avoid recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get evaluated: I would recommend seeing a doctor. You should have an xray to make sure it's only a sprain and not worse. If it's truly a sprain, your doctor may immobilize you in an ankle brace, offload with crutches, and recommend simple things like rice therapy; rest, ice, compression wraps and elevation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a stress fracture will an xray show it and what is the treatment of a stress fracture and what could happen if I don't go to the doctors..
Not always: Stress fractures do not always show up on plain X-Rays. Some times you need an MRI or bone scan to see the fracture. The treatment is to remove the stress and the fracture and pain should go away. Untreated a non-displaced stress fracture can result in catastrophic failure and displace possibly causing a serious injury. If you think you have a stress fracture you should get it checked out. ...Read more
See a doctor: The first thing in my opinion is to get a proper diagnosis. There are many reasons for a person to have chronic wrist pain after an injury. These include problems with the tendons, ligaments, joints and bones. Once a diagnosis is made the doctor can then advise the treatment or treatments that is most likely to get you on the road to healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on the pain: It depends on how severe the pain is and it's duration. If it is just an ache and short lived and does not stop you, it is ok. You can use heat &/or ice as well as otc medication if no contraindications. Otherwise, try cross training if only doing one type of aerobic exercise and incorporate stretchiing and core muscular workouts as well. If persists, then seek evaluation ...Read more
You can't know: Where is the pain? It is difficult to answer this question without specifics. Have a doctor evaluate the issue. ...Read more
Start with x-ray: The vast majority of the time, the first study ordered will be an regular old x-ray. That may be all that is needed. If a meniscal, ligament or tendon injury is suspected then an MRI is more likely. An MRI may also be ordered if there is suspicion of a fracture that is not visible on the x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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