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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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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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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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What can you do to help a person bleeding to death from a neck injury?

What can you do to help a person bleeding to death from a neck injury?

Apply pressure: Apply pressure to the area stopping the bleeding temporarily. Call emergency services to help you immediately. ...Read more

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What can you do to take care of a shoulder injury?

What can you do to take care of a shoulder injury?

Orthopaedic exam: Your primary care physician or an orthopaedic surgeon who manages shoulder injuries can efficiently diagnose and treat your shoulder injury by taking a careful history, thorough examination, and often x-rays and an mri. ...Read more

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What exercise can you do with a fractured wrist while in a brace?

What exercise can you do with a fractured wrist while in a brace?

Cardio: While you cannot lift weights, you can still participate in cardio activities, such as running, hiking or stationary cycling. ...Read more

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

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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What to do for a neck injury?

What to do for a neck injury?

Apply ice.: Apply ice packs for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. You may need to wear a foam neck collar, for comfort. See an orthopedic cervical spine specialist for evaluation. ...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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Can you tell me what kind of injury, non-skin related, would cause a person to be put in a body-cast?

Can you tell me what kind of injury, non-skin related, would cause a person to be put in a body-cast?

Body Cast: A body cast (hip spica cast or spica cast) immobilizes the hips and thighs of child to allow for healing. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What to do with a sprained ankle from a sport?

What to do with a sprained ankle from a sport?

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 more

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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..

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

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What can I do for a wrist injury that doesn't seem to be healing?

What can I do for a wrist injury that doesn't seem to be healing?

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 more

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What can I do to treat a back injury from playing tennis?

What can I do to treat a back injury from playing tennis?

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

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How to know if I have tendonitis or a stress fracture?

How to know if I have tendonitis or a stress fracture?

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

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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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What can I do to help a wrist injury heal?

What can I do to help a wrist injury heal?

Rest: You did not say what type of wrist injury but with any strain or fracture, rest and immobility helps it heal. You should have a cast or wrap to keep your wrist stable and avoid using that hand to lift anything heavy at all. ...Read more

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What can I do about a bad knee injury? Will an MRI be likely

What can I do about a bad knee injury?  Will an MRI be likely

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 more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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