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What are repetitive stress injuries?

Repetitive stress injuries are injuries that result when too much pressure or stress is put on one area of the body as a result of repeated action; they do not result from a singular, direct injury. They often are occur from participation in sports as well as in work-related settings. Over 100 various types of injuries or illnesses can be included in the category of repetitive stress injuries. Repetitive stress injuries can occur in many areas of the body, including the lower leg, the midsection of the foot, other bones of the leg or pelvis area, the wrist, elbow, or in any tendons that connect bones and muscles. Conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow, as well as repetitive stress fractures which tend to occur in the lower leg and feet, all fall into the category of repetitive stress injuries.

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