overuse syndrome


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repetitive strain injury

A work-related injury caused by overuse of a particular musculoskeletal group to perform a task that is repeated hundreds to thousands of times in day-to-day work; repetitive motion injury affects workers in the textile industry, meat-packers, keyboard operators and others.

o·ver·use syn·drome

(ō'vĕr-yūs sin'drōm)
Injury caused by accumulated microtraumatic stress placed on a structure or body area.

overuse syndrome

An injury that results from repetitive use or overuse of a part of the body or from external pressure or environmental conditions, that can affect bones, joints bursae, muscles, tendons, nerves or other anatomical structures. Resulting disorders include carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis, tendinitis, pronator syndrome, peritendinitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, and cervical syndrome. Treatment for these conditions involves flexibility and strengthening exercises; severe or recurrent cases may require immobilization or surgery. There is a growing awareness of the importance of prevention through education, task modification, and workplace design based on ergonomic principles. Synonym: cumulative trauma disorder; cumulative trauma syndrome; repetitive motion injury; repetitive strain injury See: ergonomics
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Facilitated segments and complex biomechanical compensation are frequently the predisposing factors to acute injuries and overuse syndromes in professional dancers.
In string players, both hands may be affected by overuse syndrome.
Overuse syndrome most frequently involves the muscles and tendons of the hands, Dr.
Impact of a guideline application on the prevention of occupational overuse syndrome for computer users.
Further, repetition without adequate rest is implicated in overuse syndrome and has injurious consequences in both the peripheral and central nervous system.
3) Plantar fasciitis is considered to be an overuse syndrome as it develops over time and is a result of repeated stress that exceeds the body's inherent capacity to repair and adapt which eventually leads to the failure of the ligaments, bones and muscles.
The true origin of the heel pain of calcaneal apophysitis is a stress microfracture (invisible on x-ray) due to chronic repetitive microtrauma--it's an overuse syndrome that resolves without surgery in nearly all cases.
documented his results of a survey of 7 symphony orchestras indicating a 50 percent incidence of overuse syndrome in orchestral players.
These are symptoms that may point to an underlying medical etiology rather than an overuse syndrome or sports injury Pain that disrupts a child's sleep is a red flag because mechanically driven pain usually subsides when the child is resting or inactive.
This extends beyond the common office-based hazards of ergonomics, slip, trips and falls and occupational overuse syndrome (OOS) to tackle some of the least talked about, often harder to work through hazards.