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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Text neck is defined as overuse syndrome involving the head, neck and shoulders, usually resulting from excessive strain on the spine from looking in a downward position at hand held devices such as cell phones, mp3 players, e-readers and computer tablets.
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This is far too often misdiagnosed as being psychogenic, overuse syndrome or carpal tunnel disorder.
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documented his results of a survey of 7 symphony orchestras indicating a 50 percent incidence of overuse syndrome in orchestral players.
The terminology differs from that in current use in New Zealand Occupational Health where the term Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS) equates to the American MSD.
The most common injuries are strains and sprains in the lower back and neck, and tendonitis affecting the wrists and forearms due to the repetitive action and overuse syndromes typical of golf," says Dr.
and others with vocal overuse syndromes, recurrent laryngitis, spasmodic dysphonia, vocal cord paralysis, the aging voice, cancer of the vocal cord, scarred vocal cords, and benign vocal cord growths, such as nodules, polyps, cysts, granulomas, and papillomas.