Repetitive Stress Injuries
The term repetitive stress injury, also called repetitive strain, refers to a group of conditions caused by forcing too much stress on a joint. A repetitive stress injury occurs when the same action is performed repeatedly. When stress is placed on a joint, it pulls on the tissue around it. This tissue includes tendons, muscles, and bursae. When an action that is stressful to a joint is repeated frequently, the area doen’t have time to recover and it becomes irritated. This can cause the area to swell and become painful.
The two most common types of repetitive stress injuries are tendinitis and bursitis. Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon or the fluid-filled sheath surrounding a tendon. Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa.
Specific kinds of repetitive stress injury are caused by certain actions:
- Bicipital tendinitis is often caused by using the arm to make repeated scrubbing motions.
- Tennis elbow is caused by repeatedly bending the wrist backwards with force, such as painting with a brush.
- Golfer’s elbow is caused by repeatedly bending the wrist forward with force, such as pulling ropes.
- De Quervain’s tendosynovitis is caused by repeated pinching or twisting of the wrist.
- Housemaid’s knee is caused by kneeling or leaning forward for a long period of time, such as scrubbing the floor.
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