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Are repetitive stress injuries serious?

All kinds of repetitive stress injuries are serious injuries that warrant a doctor's attention. Different kinds of medical tests are used to diagnose different kinds of repetitive stress injuries, ranging from x-rays for stress fractures to tennis elbow to muscle and nerve tests for carpal tunnel. Sometimes, sufferers need to see a more specialized physician. If repetitive stress injuries are not treated, or not treated properly, much more severe pain and limitations to your movement can occur.

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