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Ergonomics Repetitive Motion Injuries
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can cervical and thoracic issues (including levoconvex scoliosis) lead to repetitive rotator cuff tears?
NO: no relationship of your spine to rotator cuff- tears are common with age ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Physio suggests knee pain is biomechanical as little swelling and have altered gait from ankle injuries trying taping and strength exercises ?
Peroneal tendon subluxation- w/ heel to toe walk, pivot, down stairs, up ramps. Tried stirrup brace but increased sublux. Other conservative options?
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