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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
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.
Swollen spot on top of wrist. More swollen in am. Pain in wrist and back of hand by thumb. On and off for 2 mnths getting worse. No ins. Manual labor?
I can't sleep. In a weeks time I have passed outfor two three hours a night. I work outside with trees a very manual labor job iI feel exhausted but can't sleep. I have been on trazodone 150 mg for three years my prescription has run out and no insurance
Tried Melatonin?: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more
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