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Repetitive Stress Disorders

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
overuse injuries
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
myofascial damage
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"
impingement syndrome
when the tendons become inflamed and get caught in the narrow space between the bones within the shoulder joint
calcium deposits
may form within the tendons of the rotator cuff; cause chronic irritation of the tendons
torn tendon
tearing of a tendon caused by untreated overuse = weaknened & torn
capral tunnel
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
cervical radiculopathy
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 tissues surrounding the elbow
lateral epicondylitis
aka - tennis elbow; pain on the outer side of the arm of the forearm
medial epicondylitis
aka - golfer's elbow; pain on the palm-side of the forearm
plantar fasciitis
inflammation of the plantar fascia causing foot or heel pain when walking or running.
heel spur
thickening on the surface of the calcaneus bone that causes severe pain when standing