overexertion


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overexertion

Physical exertion to a state of abnormal exhaustion.
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Animal studies have shown that the combination of stress and overexertion speeds muscle degeneration; now Bruno reports that his just-completed survey of more than 700 PPS sufferers shows that for 75 percent, stress was associated with the onset of muscle weakness.
Within the broad category of sprains, strains, and tears caused by overexertion, most incidents resulted specifically from overexertion in lifting.
In homeopathy, dandelion essence is used to treat overexertion and the feeling of doing too much and I am a firm believe that an abundance of a specific plant will indicate an ailment or condition that needs healing.
* Common operator injuries include overexertion, back and joint stresses, fractures, cuts and contusions of the hands and feet.
According to the National Safety Council, repeated, improper lifting and carrying can cause back strain as well as lead to overexertion of heart and lung muscles, which is the No.
While an exact cause of these cramps is unknown, many experts believe they result from muscle overexertion, lack of adequate stretching, prolonged inactivity or dehydration.
According to Liberty Mutual's Workplace Safety Index, the leading cause of workplace injuries in 2003 was overexertion or injuries caused from excessive lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or throwing of an object.
Many of the studies revolve around the three leading causes of workplace injury: overexertion, falls on the same level (as opposed to tailing from a height) and bodily reactions (injury caused by the body contorting in an attempt to avoid falling).Those three causes of injury were responsible for 51% of workers' injury costs in 2000, according to the company.
Muscle pain--whether from overexertion, athletic injuries, or just getting out of bed the wrong way--can be persistent and debilitating.
Leading Causes of Workplace Injuries Estimated direct Percentage of total cost nationwide Rank Injury Cause direct costs (in billions) 1 Overexertion 25.5% $10.3 2 Fall on Same level 11.5% $4.6 3 Bodily reaction 9.4% $3.8 4 Fall to lower level 9.2% $3.7 5 Struck by object 8.5% $3.4 6 Repetitive motion 6.7% $2.7 7 Highway accidents 5.9% $2.4 8 Struck against object 4.3% $1.7 9 Caught in or compressed by equipment 4.1% $1.6 10 Contact with temperature extremes 1.0% $0.4 Top 10 86.1% $34.6 All injuries 100.0% $40.1 Source: Liberty Mutual, Boston
This piriformis muscle, which rifts the leg sideways, may become inflamed because of overexertion or injury and press upon the sciatic nerve.