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does poor posture lead to more injuries?

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Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: Poor posture during prolonged sitting, standing, repetitive activities, or lifting causes inefficient use of the muscles and can lead to muscular strains and pain.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Have I got an Achilles tendonitis injury?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Maybe: It depends. Achilles tendon injuries/inflammation are characterized by pain in the back of the ankle/lower leg. Tendonitis is pretty common. Complete tears are usually from trauma and are associated with inability to point down the foot. It also will feel soft where you usually feel the tendon and the muscles may be balled up in the upper part of the calf.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are vascular conditions a common complication of injury?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Must be ruled out: Vascular conditions must be ruled out as part of the injury evaluation and treatment. Vascular conditions after an injury are not uncommon; they often are missed because they're not suspected and don't have symptoms right away. A missed vascular condition after injury can be devastating. If you are injured, ask your doctor to evaluate you for a possible vascular condition.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Do I use ice on an injury or sprain in a sickle cell patient?

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Dr. Denise Reeves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Sprains: Ice will decrease swelling and for short periods of time should not do harm.
A 23-year-old member asked:

In what ways does stretching prove a useful way to prevent injury?

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Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not clear: Tighter muscles are ?Much more prone to injury than flexible ones. Observational studies and randomized trials have found conflicting results on whether stretching prior to exercise is helpful for preventing injuries. Warming up can increase your flexibility. Systematic reviews have found that muscle stretching does not reduce delayed-onset muscle soreness after exercise.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How can I treat an injury from head banging?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
HEAD BANGING: Sometimes due to frequent headbanging, you develop concussion or contusion of the brain depending on the severity of the trauma. Please see a neurologist for the symptoms present.

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