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How is repetitive motion injuries treated?

How is repetitive motion injuries treated?

Avoidance: Avoiding what caused is the single biggest help. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Repetitive Strain Injury (Definition)

A condition that usually occurs when an activity that involves a repetitive motion inflicts more force than a part of the body can withstand. For example, tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, occurs when the wrist and forearm are repetitively extended past the point of fatigue for the wrist extensor muscles. It creates pain due to inflammation but after six months pain ...Read more


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Past finger injuries affecting guitar playing. Are there finger rehab exercises?

Past finger injuries affecting guitar playing. Are there finger rehab exercises?

Yes: There are finger exercises that a hand therapist can teach you to strengthen your fingers, but you should be evaluated by a hand surgeon to make sue there are no correctable injuries. ...Read more

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Can rotatory cuff injury lead to dislocation in shoulder?

Can rotatory cuff injury lead to dislocation in shoulder?

Rarely: A massive rotator cuff tear can lead to shoulder instability (typically a subluxation/partial dislocation, but not a full dislocation). This may depend on multiple factors including the size, location and chronicity of the tear. On the other hand a traumatic shoulder dislocation can sometimes cause a rotator cuff tear, particularly in patients over the age of 40. ...Read more

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Numbness in finger due to repetive motion?

Numbness in finger due to repetive motion?

Numbess in finger: Repetitive motion would be a typical cause of this finding. You can get this just from writing with a pen or pencil a lot (especially if it does not have a soft grip). Various work tools (power tools, etc.) will do this. If the numbness is just occuring in a single finger, either chronic pressure or repetitive motion is likely the cause; if more than one finger is affected, carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Shoulder dislocation physical therapy any tips?

Shoulder dislocation physical therapy any tips?

Strengthening: You should really focus on strengthening your rotator cuff muscles. Make sure you do this with a physical therapist to make sure your are doing it correctly and not increasing your risk of a repeat shoulder dislocation. ...Read more

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Can a repetitive strain injury/carpal tunnel be healed without surgery?

Can a repetitive strain injury/carpal tunnel be healed without surgery?

Sometimes: Avoiding the repetitive activity and wrist splints may help. A nerve study can confirm the diagnosis and determine the severity. ...Read more

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Are carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injury the same?

Are carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injury the same?

No!: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a constellation of symptoms (pain, numbness, weakness) associated with compression of the median nerve at the level of the wrist. Repetitive strain injury is an inclusive diagnosis to describe injury to musculoskeletal tissues due to repeated motions over extended periods of time (e.g., assembly line work or excessive gaming). Rsi can lead to cts, but most cts is not rsi. ...Read more

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How can athletes prevent repetitive strain injuries?

How can athletes prevent repetitive strain injuries?

Repetitive strains: Listen to your own body . Should avoid activities which hurt while being done or produce pain within 4-12 hours. It is a good idea to increase repetitions only by 10% over 7 day period of time . One also has to be realistic about ones age and adjust downward in terms of frequency . Stretch before activity and may use ice for a short time post activity. ...Read more

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Can video games cause motion sickness?

Can video games cause motion sickness?

Motion sickness: Yes certain video games can cause motion sickness in suseptable persons. ...Read more

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How to avoid shoulder injuries while pitching in baseball?

How to avoid shoulder injuries while pitching in baseball?

Stretch.: A muscle stretching regimen, primarily for the rotator cuff and other surrounding shoulder musculature is important. See a Certified Athletic Trainer for a thorough program. ...Read more

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How common is repetitive strain injury while boxing?

How common is repetitive strain injury while boxing?

Common: Boxing injuries are common. Strain injuries such as rotator cuff tendinosis, posterior elbow impingement and tendinosis around the elbow are common injuries related to boxing. Concussion and chronic traumatic encephalopathy are much more series injuries related to boxing. ...Read more

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How common are repetitive strain injuries?

How common are repetitive strain injuries?

Very common: Repetitive motion injuries often occur when people perform the same tasks repeatedly over years. ...Read more

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Right hand pain when doing foreplay. Carpal tunnel? Too much repetitive motion?

Right hand pain when doing foreplay. Carpal tunnel? Too much repetitive motion?

Not likely: It may be the position of your hand during foreplay. Extremes of wrist flexion or extension may put pressure on the median nerve, inside the carpal tunnel. Thumb arthritis is also a common cause of hand pain. Either of these conditions could be your problem. Try to get into a comfortable position and if you start to feel discomfort, change positions. ...Read more

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Would muscle building exercises help prevent rotator cuff injuries?

Maybe: Some rotator cuff tears are traumatic in nature and can occur despite any preventative measures. The majority are degenerative or overuse injuries, and maintenance of certain shoulder and scapular musculature may help prevent slow underlying damage. In short, it can probably help, but everyone is unique and not all conditions will be preventable. ...Read more

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Could my wrist pain be due to a repetitive motion injury?

Could my wrist pain be due to a repetitive motion injury?

Certainly possible: Certain repetitive motions like computer work and assembly work can cause and exacerbate wrist pain. It is important to get a good exam and possible associated studies to determine if the problem is just tendonitis or possibly carpal tunnel syndrome which may ultimately cause permanent nerve damage if not treated. ...Read more

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Physio suggests knee pain is biomechanical as little swelling and have altered gait from ankle injuries trying taping and strength exercises ?

Physio suggests knee pain is biomechanical as little swelling and have altered gait from ankle injuries trying taping and strength exercises ?

Agree: If there is no history of trauma and no instability, catching , or locking then this may be mechanical. Therapist don't not diagnose but provide evaluation. A knee specialist can provide you with a formal diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Ergonomics (Definition)

Ergonomics a field that studies the relationship between humans and other parts of systems, seeking to optimize human ...Read more