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What is an example of a hand injury due too much computer usage?

What is an example of a hand injury due too much computer usage?

Tendonitis: The most common hand injury associated with typing and mousing is tendonitis. Symptoms include pain and tenderness over the tendons of the wrist, hand and fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be aggravated by computer use but is not usually caused by it. ...Read more

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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


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Is there a way to correct eye problems due to too much use of laptop?

Is there a way to correct eye problems due to too much use of laptop?

What eye problems?: What problems are you having? They may or may not be related to using a computer. Tell us more about what you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an eyebrow muscle twitch to be caused by extended use of the computer?

Is it possible for an eyebrow muscle twitch to be caused by extended use of the computer?

Brow ache, fatigue: Computer vision syndrome is associated with eye fatigue, and can sometimes lead to brow muscle twitching. Remember to rest your eyes for a few minutes for every hour of computer use. ...Read more

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What would be the most common long term effects of sustaining a pretty bad head injury for a child?

What would be the most common long term effects of sustaining a pretty bad head injury for a child?

Depends on degree: The degree of injury can give you an indication of the potential long term effects. Those patients requiring surgery with prolonged coma before "waking up" have more extensive neurological dysfunction. Those that wake up can have: cognitive deficits, developmental delay, focal weakness, spasticity or increased tone. Hydrocephalus can develop years later as a result of cerebral degeneration. ...Read more

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Is knee pain a symptom of recovery from a trimulleolar fracture common or is it associated with swollen nerves from too much pressure on ankle?

Is knee pain a symptom of recovery from a trimulleolar fracture common or is it associated with swollen nerves from too much pressure on ankle?

Ankle fractures: Trimalleolar ankle fractures are significant injuries to the lower extremity. Assuming you had surgical treatment, remaining non-weight bearing on the operative extremity for 6-8 weeks can result in pain in other joints of the extremity, especially when you start weight bearing again. Also, swelling in the extremity can result in hypersensitivity and pain in the initial recovery phase ...Read more

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Is a hangover after a night out really a type of withdrawal? Or is it more from the toxic effects of the alcohol, dehydration and glutamate rebound?

Is a hangover after a night out really a type of withdrawal? Or is it more from the toxic effects of the alcohol, dehydration and glutamate rebound?

Hangover: Hangover can be related to amount of alcohol consumed and amount of sleep. The more alcohol you consume, the more of a hangover. Dehydration, blood vessel dilation, stomach irritation and acid production, drop in blood sugar, are a few of the reasons for hangover. Avoid too much alcohol consumption to avoid hangovers. ...Read more

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Are there any hand, wrist or arm fractures that cannot possibily be caused by a fall on an outstretched hand? I'm a mystery writer and need an injury that could be due to someone deflecting the arm of a gun-wielding perp.

Are there any hand, wrist or arm fractures that cannot possibily be caused by a fall on an outstretched hand? I'm a mystery writer and need an injury that could be due to someone deflecting the arm of a gun-wielding perp.

Your : Your best bet is probably what is called the "nightstick" fracture. If you need some technical help, i could help with the ways to distinguish a "direct mechanism" fracture from an "indirect" one. While an ulnar shaft fracture can be caused by a fall, the pattern would be slightly different from a true "nightstick.". ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much computer use, if there is any. How much computer use would be considered 'too much'?

Computer use: In general, I would normally tell a patient that if computer use isnot interfering with work or daily activities then it is okay ...Read more

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I was wondering is bad eyesight genetic or caused by staring at something (like a computer) for too long?

I was wondering is bad eyesight genetic or caused by staring at something (like a computer) for too long?

Genetic vs straining: Bad eyesight can be due to diseases and/ or Need for glasses (one's refraction): which can be due to length of eye & corneal shape (astigmatism): these are mostly genetic causes but can be changed with extensive reading up-close (induced myopia) from computers, trauma. See YouTube: "Cremers and Dangers of Computers" and Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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Is a reading of 40 low for vitamin d and if so what type of health issues could it have on me for example could it prevent a fracture from healing?

Is a reading of 40 low for vitamin d and if so what type of health issues could it have on me for example could it prevent a fracture from healing?

Over 30 is normal --: Value of vit d. So your vit d is well within normal limits. Low vit d affects bone healing, causes tiredness, fatigue etc. Check with your gp, to ensure your general health is good ; also to confirm the reading of vit d, with your lab doctor, to ensure its within normal limits, as different labs do use different references, especially in different countries. So have that checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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What type of keyboard is used in order to avoid wrist or hand injury?

What type of keyboard is used in order to avoid wrist or hand injury?

Ergonomic: The best way to avoid wrist strain, injury, or carpal tunnel syndrome if you spend extended periods of time in front of the computer is frequent breaks and stretching. You can also try an ergonomic keyboard. They have the same layout as most keyboards, but they're split in half and angled to allow for more comfortable wrist position. ...Read more

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Can a laser for a simple retinal tear cause or increase your risk of getting a cataract from heat or some other factor? How likely is this ?

Can a laser for a simple retinal tear cause or increase your risk of getting a cataract from  heat or some other factor? How likely is this ?

Not likely: The typical light spectrum of lasers used to treat retinal tears will pass through the lens with practically no absorption. There is no risk of cataracts from this although you are at an age when cataracts start to become more common. But blame your age and not your laser treatment. ...Read more

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How would you treat a spiral finger fracture? I read this phrase as part of another q/a -- "a leash or rope injury with torque or rotatory force on a finger will cause a spiral fracture of a metacarpal. A fracture of a phalanx." this is exactly what happ

How would you treat a spiral finger fracture? I read this phrase as part of another q/a -- "a leash or rope injury with torque or rotatory force on a finger will cause a spiral fracture of a metacarpal. A fracture of a phalanx."  this is exactly what happ

If : If this has just happened (like in the last week) you should see a hand surgeon. If your finger already twists when you bend it, it will heal in this position unless reduced. Spiral fractures can often be treated with wires (temporary) after reduction or sometimes with plates and/or screws. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it more difficult & lengthy process to treat & recover from a stress fracture of the foot or is it worse for a nondisplaced 4th metasaursal break?

Is it more difficult & lengthy process to treat & recover from a stress fracture of the foot or is it worse for a nondisplaced 4th metasaursal break?

Varies.: A stress fracture and a non displaced fracture of the fourth metatarsal are not mutually exclusive. a stress fracture simply implies the mechanism of the fracture occurrence. When a serious of stresses is applied to a bone that overcomes the bones ability to remodel and recover from stress, a stress fracture occurs. These fractures often respond to a reduction in the activity that led to it. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism of injury for a jones fracture, what is a donut as the term used regarding an injury.

What is the mechanism of injury for a jones fracture, what is a donut as the term used regarding an injury.

Dancer’s fracture: Sir robert jones was the first to describe the jones fracture in 1902. He said that he incurred the injury while dancing. In fact, the jones fracture is also known as a dancer’s fracture, since many people incur this injury while participating in activities such as dancing. ...Read more

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What are the levels of farsightedness? For example would someone with a +0.5 need glasses? Or is this too low to notice?

What are the levels of farsightedness? For example would someone with a +0.5 need glasses? Or is this too low to notice?

Field of work: It depends on one's field of work. If one is a surgeon, jeweler, artist dealing with intricate detailed material, this will be noticeable and may need correction. ...Read more

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Do you think numbness/sorenss on the scalp after several cigerettes in a short amount of time may be caused by ischemia? Is this a dangerous sign?

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Do you think numbness/sorenss on the scalp after several cigerettes in a short amount of time may be caused by ischemia? Is this a dangerous sign?

Scalp paresthesia: Smoking several cigarettes in a short period of time could intensify the effects that occur normally. Rapid breathing in and out - ala hyperventilation - could in itself cause paresthesia or numbness of hands, feet, or head. Nicotine does cause vascular constriction so could be responsible as well. Why only the scalp - not certain. ...Read more

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Could being in the too much without sunglasses cause an eye stigmitism?

Could being in the too much without sunglasses cause an eye stigmitism?

No relationship: Sunlight can accelerate the formation of cataracts and some feel it might be a contributor to macular degeneration. There is no relationship between sunlight and astigmatism or any other eye power needsl. ...Read more

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What is an example of a hand injury due too much computer usage?

Tendonitis: The most common hand injury associated with typing and mousing is tendonitis. Symptoms include pain and tenderness over the tendons of the wrist, hand and fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be aggravated by computer use but is not usually caused by it. ...Read more

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Some pain and numbness in right hand/forearm more pronounced with computer usage. Mostly work related. What is the problem?

Some pain and numbness in right hand/forearm more pronounced with computer usage. Mostly work related. What is the problem?

Overuse injuries: It sounds like you need to visit your physician to have an examination. Overuse injuries occur when we apply repetitive strain to our muscles and joints. Your work environment may need to be looked at. In addition, if the numbness happened all of a sudden, with your history of hypertension, be able to recognize the signs of a stroke and call 911 immediately if you have them. ...Read more

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Which is more effective in treating hand pain from computer use, a cold or hot treatment?

Which is more effective in treating hand pain from computer use, a cold or hot treatment?

Cold is better: Ice the area for 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off when awake is better than heat which causes more swelling. ...Read more

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Do I need stitches for a hand injury I recently sustained?

Do I need stitches for a hand injury I recently sustained?

if there is a lacer: If there is a laceration that cannot be held together by butterfly bandaging then you do need some stitches. Stitching the area together will give you a longer and better outcome. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would I see for wrist or hand injury?

What kind of doctor would I see for wrist or hand injury?

Certified Hand Surgn: Try to find a hand surgeon who has specific training and experience in the field. ...Read more

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What are some ways that I can stop or control my meltdowns? Had a big meltdown last night that ended in a hand injury. I need tips.

What are some ways that I can stop or control my meltdowns?  Had a big meltdown last night that ended in a hand injury. I need tips.

Anger management: The first step to positive behavioral change is recognizing the problem and wanting to make a change.You may need to see a behavioral therapist to help you learn other behaviors that are more productive and less harmful.Until you can talk to someone, there are lots of things you can try: count to ten, breathe deeply, think about something that always makes you happy. You can do it! It's up to YOU! ...Read more

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I plan to see a doctor soon but how should I wrap a hand injury until then?

Type of injury?: Need to see hand surgeon or your pcp asap. You have the potential to worsen the injury or problem with an incorrect wrap or method of immobilization. ...Read more

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I'm anemic and lost quite a bit of blood 7weeks ago due to a hand injury. Could this be the cause as to why my last 2 periods have been very light?

I'm anemic and lost quite a bit of blood 7weeks ago due to a hand injury. Could this be the cause as to why my last 2 periods have been very light?

It is possible: Only time will tell. But it is possible although Anemia by itself doe snot always lead to lighter periods.You should get your blood counts and Hemoglobin checked just to be sure as to what you need to do to correct your blood loss. If your hemoglobin level is under 11 Grams, you may need further tests and or iron supplements. ...Read more

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How can I wrap a hand injury?

How can I wrap a hand injury?

Hand Injury: This all depends upon what the injury is , an injury can still be synptomatic even with care. not making the bandage too tight is the most important as with hand and wrist injury to feel "normal" there is often a long time to get swelling down this is why hand therapy is such an important field and why hand surgeons exist as the brea dth of injury and treatment can be varied even for simple. ...Read more

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What type of keyboard is used in order to avoid wrist or hand injury?

Ergonomic: The best way to avoid wrist strain, injury, or carpal tunnel syndrome if you spend extended periods of time in front of the computer is frequent breaks and stretching. You can also try an ergonomic keyboard. They have the same layout as most keyboards, but they're split in half and angled to allow for more comfortable wrist position. ...Read more

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My bone is showing from hand injury. Please help?

My bone is showing from hand injury. Please help?

Open fracture: Or compound fracture, with exposed bone, can result in an infection. If there is exposed bone and the injury has not been cleaned well and is not under the care of a physician then it needs attention. Some fingertip injuries with exposed bone and soft tissue injury at the same level can be treated with dressing changes with good results but it is under the supervision of a qualified surgeon. ...Read more

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Please help! I have hand injury, glass laceration and venous clot. What do I do?

Hand lacerations: May be simple/complex depending upon anatomy. If you have a known injury with glass, it is important to have the glass removed. Small punctate tiny minuscule fragments may not have any effect on structures if they are in the subcutaneous space, but locations such as deep to the fascia may result in injury. If you have a discoloration or increasing pain then infection should be ruled out. Get seen. ...Read more