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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

Dr. Corey Clay
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Repetitive Strain Injury (Definition)

Usually occurs when an activity that involves a repetitive motion such as running incurs more force than then the area is meant to withstand. For example, tennis elbow 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 6 mos pain ...Read more


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Is there any medical treatment for repetitive motion injury?

Is there any medical treatment for repetitive motion injury?

Repetitive pains: Tendons and their insertions to bone are most often aggravated by continuing use beyond muscle stength, so all 3 areas can be a pain generator. Treatments include ice block massage, resting to pace activities, splinting to limit tendon excursion and job rotation. Also anti inflammatories, skeletal muscle relaxants may help as well. ...Read more

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Can you have a repetitive motion injury if their is no swelling?

Can you have a repetitive motion injury if their is no swelling?

Repairs are Secret: Certainly. Your body is being injured countless times daily. The reason we are not aware is because the injuries are so minor that the body can take action to repair them with raising the warning signs of inflammation. The inflammatory response is still occurring, we just don't feel it. There are be no obvious swelling, redness, heat or pain. And how wonderful is that. ...Read more

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Wrist pain.. I think it's from repetitive motion injury. How long does it take to recover from this?

Wrist pain.. I think it's from repetitive motion injury. How long does it take to recover from this?

Depends: It depends on the type of injury. Not all with recover without treatment. ...Read more

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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

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How do professional guitarists prevent repetitive motion injuries?

How do professional guitarists prevent repetitive motion injuries?

See below: I would guess, like all other activities, limbering up prior to the activity. The great guitar virtuoso joe satriani has been reported to place his forearms in warm water prior to playing to warm up and limber up. ...Read more

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Can I get a repetitive motion injury from playing tennis for a few days for a little over an hour?

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Can I get a repetitive motion injury from playing tennis for a few days for a little over an hour?

Yes: Check out http://www.emedicinehealth.com/repetitive_motion_injuries/page3_em.htm & http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/repetitive-motion-injuries?page=2 for more info. Best to avoid any aggravating motions until pain resolves. RICE eg rest, ice, compression & elevation may help. If you're otherwise healthy, ask your parents/guardian about taking OTC pain reliever NSAIDs eg ibuprofen or naproxen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that can arise after a repetitive motion injury?

What are the symptoms that can arise after a repetitive motion injury?

Pain, swelling, etc.: Pain, swelling, and perceived loss of strength would be the most common. Numbness, tingling, loss of motion and loss of fine motor movements are other possibilities. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for repetitive strain injury?

What is the treatment for repetitive strain injury?

Rest: Depends on type and location of the injury. Rest, ice and antiinflammatories can help see a specialists that treats your problems if your injury persists. Dr l. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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