An overuse injury develops when a part of the body is subject to repetitive and prolonged stress. Overuse injuries are usually chronic in nature and tend to worsen over time with continued activity. (This answer provided for NATA by the Weber State University Athletic Training Education Program.)
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What is nursemaid elbow?
Nursmaid elbow is a very common injury to younger children. It can happen from lifting a child by his arm or holding him by the arm and swinging him around. It can also happen to someone who lifts heavy things repetitively. The name comes from women that had to carry heavy containers of milk.
In nursemaid elbow, the radius bone subluxes away from the ulna bone. This motion causes the tearing or stretching of the annular ligament, which results in loss of movement.
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What does surgery for cancer involve?
LIVESTRONG answeredSurgical cancer treatment means removing cancerous tissue from the body. Surgery may be used to confirm the presence of cancer cells by taking a sample of tissue (biopsy). It is also used to remove as much of the tumor as possible. Sometimes surgery is used to reduce the size of a tumor (debulk the tumor) before using other therapies to eliminate the cancer. Surgery can also be a way to implant a device (port) for administering treatment medications.
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