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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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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 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?

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