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Manual Labor Causing Arthritis
Keinbocks disease: Is from something called avascular necrosis, when the blood supply to the lunate diminished. The exact cause is not known. Other bones in the wrist can get a similar condition but there's no link between keinbocks and these other problems. What can happen is other bones can get arthritic during keinbocks due to a collapse in the structure of the lunate and it's effect on the forces on the wrist. ...Read more
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Can you tell me if manual labor causes hands to enlarge by increasing muscle size or bone size or both?
Doubtful: Aside from some abnormal growth disorders bone stop growing in late teens early twenties in males and earlier in women. The muscles in the hand get stronger with use but not bigger (or piano players would have huge hands). With manual labor the body can respond to vibration and impact by increasing the fat and fibrous layers to thicken the palm and soft areas of the hand but not very much bigger. ...Read more
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I am 10 days post total thyroidectomy. Back to work doing manual labor, will i need more calcium than the 2, twice a day I am already taking?
This may be temporar: The parathyroid glands (there's usually 4 of them) are near, or embedded in, the thyroid. After a thyroidectomy, some of the parathyroids may be removed or affected by local swelling. As long as there is a functional parathyroid gland left, it should recover, make parathyroid hormone and properly regulate your calcium, but in the short run, you may need to take some supplemental calcium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have SOB when bending over, walking up stairs, walking at any reasonable speed, doing any manual labor. Can this be serious or just inconvenience?
I'm 24 years old, i've had manual labor jobs where i've hurt my lower back. Each time i hurt it its by more normal everyday movements. I don't get why?
I am curious if an individual fast 3 days food and drinks only water and juice how does it effect the body? Dizziness? Can they do manual labor?
56 year old male. Feels like collar bone hurts and extends down the arm. Been going on for awhile. Gets worse when doing manual labor or tired.
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