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What Are The Typical Causes Of Repetitive Stress Injuries
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Can stress & tension cause neck and shoulder pain especially if have injury n neck and shoulder? What if anything helps?
Yes it can: Absolutely, as stress builds people tend to have it manifest in increased muscle tension in the neck and trunk. This can easily translate to the trapezius area and therefore shoulders. Heat, cervical stretches, can be helpful. Meditation can be helpful as can exercise to relieve stress. Core workouts such as yoga increases flexibility and decrease stress as well. ...Read more
Is it possible for stress echo cardiogram on treadmill to cause a lower back strain, sprain, or injury?
Back strain: Running on a treadmill is a typical form of cardiac stress testing. If you were unlucky enough to strain your back, perhaps the amount of your walking and exercise didn't adequately prepare you for running on a treadmill. But given the brief duration of actual exercise on the treadmill i suspect you may have been pretty sedentary? ...Read more
With an extremity injury, which causes less stress on the liver: drink 2 glasses of wine, or take the Vicodin my MD prescribed me? Obviously not both.
It depends: That is a difficult question to answer since there are a number of variables which need to be taken into account. Factors which effect the liver's ability to metabolize acetaminophen or wine include your baseline hepatic function, other medications that you are taking, how much wine/alcohol you drink and for how long, and how much Vicodin or other acetaminophen containing drugs you are taking. ...Read more
See below: Depends on age and type of activity. Kids get repetitive injuries in areas of growth like the knee, heel and other apophyseal areas. Adults can get injuries anywhere where there is repetitive motion and poor mechanics such as the wrist (carpel tunnel), elbow, shins, lower back, knee, shoulder etc. The key to avoid these is adequate warming up and stretch, stretch and stretch! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Motion injury: Repetitive stress injury is a condition that occurs when one does an activity over and over again leading to an injury of that particular part of the body. This is common in factory workers, assembly line workers, and secretaries or others who do extensive typing. Carpel tunnel syndrome is an example of a repetitive stress injury. Proper ergonomics and occupational health can help in recovery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain and weakness: Normal activity will be more painful. And the pain can progress into weakness. If pain is not controlled in a timely manner then interference will start creating disruption to energy with symptoms apearing different from the initial location and you might not connect the two - medically this is called trigger points the cousins and neighbours of the original injured area will act up. ...Read more
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