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repetitive stress disorders
disorders that have symptoms caused by repetitive motions that involve muscles, tendons, nerves & joints. most often occurs as workplace or sports injuries
study of human factors that affect the design and operation of tools & the work environment
minor issue injuries that have not been given time to heal. May be caused by spending hours @ the keyboard or by lengthy sports training sessions
caused by overworking the muscles, results in tenderness and swelling of the muscles & their surrounding tissues
rotator cuff tendinitis
inflammation of the tendons of the rotator cuff, often named "tennis shoulder" or "pitcher's shoulder"
when the tendons become inflamed and get caught in the narrow space between the bones within the shoulder joint
may form within the tendons of the rotator cuff; cause chronic irritation of the tendons
narrow bony passage under the carpal ligament located 1/4 inch below the inner surface of the wrist
carpal tunnel syndrome
occurs when the tendons passing through the carpal tunnel are chronically overused and become inflamed & swollen. Swelling creates pressure on the median nerve that passes through the tunnel. Causes PAIN, BURNING & PARASTHESIA in the fingers & hand
nerve pain caused by pressure on the spinal nerve roots in the neck region; pressure may be caused by muscle spasms due to repetitive motions or by compression of certain vertebral disks
inflammation of the plantar fascia causing foot or heel pain when walking or running.
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