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overuse

Health care The common use of a particular intervention even when the benefits of the intervention don't justify the potential harm or cost–eg, prescribing antibiotics for a probable viral URI. Cf Misuse, Underuse.
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The Self-Estimated Functional Inability because of Pain (SEFIP) questionnaire is a dance-specific tool that is designed to register symptoms of overuse injury.
An overuse injury is an injury to the bones, muscles, ligaments or tendons caused by repetitive stress.
Accordingly, the aim of this study was to investigate the interaction between HRV, workloads, and risk of overuse problems in competitive CrossFit[TM] athletes.
"Water issues have blown up because of overuse, the drying up of water resources, including groundwater in several regions due to excessive exploitation and contamination and the growth of water-intensive crops (including sugar cane) over the decades."
If you're planning to do more exercise or play more sports, beware of overuse injuries.
"Use of any medicine for the treatment of migraine more than 2 or 3 times per week can result in medication overuse headache," according to Ms.
Two of the most common "fitness feet" complaints are: Plantar fasciitis - overuse of the fascia under your foot means it can become inflamed and painful.
-- Authors stated that nVNS was safe, well tolerated and effective in many patients and may reduce medication overuse and medication associated adverse events
The Government Accountability Office has released findings showing evidence of widespread overuse of psychiatric drugs by older U.S.
According to Joseph Herrera, MD, assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine at Mount Sinai, the condition also can develop from general overuse of the tendons and muscles of the elbow joint.
A retrospective study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), has found an overuse of colonoscopies for colorectal cancer screening and surveillance.
That image, however, has led to the overuse of heart stents, small metal mesh tubes that are inserted in an artery, during angioplasty.