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How do I care for someone with repetitive stress injuries?

Repetitive stress injuries can be quite painful, so applying ice packs or providing pain relievers as needed can be beneficial to their care. Also helping the person put on any necessary medical devices like walking boots, braces, splints, or crutches, and helping them to navigate while wearing them may be necessary for a few weeks. Reminding someone suffering from repetitive stress injuries about resting the affected area for the length of time designated by the doctor or taking more frequent breaks from a repetitive work task is important in helping them recover. Helping a sufferer of repetitive stress injuries find support groups for those in severe or chronic pain might be beneficial as well.

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