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How do repetitive stress injuries differ for women and men?

Certain risk factors for repetitive stress injuries only affect women. Amenorrhea, a lack of menstruation, can negatively impact bone health and density and increase a woman's chances of having a repetitive stress injury. Similarly, women are three times more likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome than are men. Osteoporosis increases your risk, and this condition also occurs more frequently in women.

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