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What causes repetitive stress injuries?

Exposing one particular body part to the same action over and over again can cause repetitive stress injuries. For example, putting more force on a lower leg or foot than it can bear when running can cause stress fractures. Beginning an exercise program without preparing your body properly can cause repetitive stress injuries. Using sports equipment or wearing shoes that don't fit your body properly and then engaging in repetitive action activities can cause repetitive stress injuries in the legs, feet, elbows, or shoulders. Certain repetitive actions in the workforce, like scanning items at grocery stores or excessive computer keyboard work, can also cause repetitive stress injuries in the arms or hands.

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