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How Fast Can I Make My Overuse Syndrome Go Away
Depends: From a few days to weeks depending on where the overuse injury occurred, and how severe it is. Resting the part using a splint and taking anti inflammatory medications will help. Addressing the actual problem takes creative thinking to decrease the overuse. In severe cases that don't improve with rest, surgery or local injections may be needed for relief. ...Read more
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
Many different thing: Overuse injuries are injuries to bones, tendons, ligaments or muscles that are the results or over training, improper training or use of the wrong equipment. Examples are shin splints or stress fractures in runners, rotator tendonitis in swimmers or pitchers, patella tendonitis in basketball players. You need to train properly slowly increase your intensity and duration of training. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not congenital: Overuse syndrome is not a condition which is inherited or familial. It is due to overworking a particular area or using a part of the body which is not strong enough or well conditioned enough to tolerate the tasks at hand. This can be addressed by reducing the workload and progressively strengthening the affected are to ultimately tolerate the demands being placed. ...Read more
Friend on facebook just diagnosed with overuse syndrome. In my country we never heard that term. Is that something new?
All my adult life I have tried to stay fit and avoid having problems like my parents and aunts and uncles. What other steps can I take to avoid overuse syndrome?
Not good: Condition that occurs when injury causes generalized painful swelling and increased pressure within a compartment to the point that blood cannot supply the muscles and nerves with oxygen and nutrients. Muscles in the forearm, lower leg and other body areas are separated by fibrous bands of tissues into compartments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 1 more doctor answer
Over and over again: Repetative strain injury is caused by frequently repeated movements with the body in an abnormal position, the most common problem areas being the back, shoulders, wrists, and hands. These may involve heavy activity like sports or rapid activities like typing or video games. It may involve muscles tendons joints or nerve compressions (like carpal tunnel) se an occupational medicine clinic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Overuse injuries are injuries to bones, tendons, ligaments or muscles that are the results or over training, improper training or use of the wrong equipment. Examples are shin splints or stress fractures in runners, rotator tendonitis in swimmers or pitchers, patella tendonitis in basketball players. You need to train properly slowly increase your intensity ...Read more
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