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Overuse Syndromes

Information about repetitive strain injury


Updated October 20, 2013

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Some people attribute wrist tendonitis and carpal tunnel to keyboard use.

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Rotator cuff tendonitis may cause pain when throwing a ball.

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Overuse syndromes, also called cumulative trauma disorder (CTD) or repetitive strain injury (RSI), are conditions characterized by chronic irritation to a body part. Many conditions fall under the category of overuse syndromes, some of these are described here:


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