What are the treatment options for repetitive stress injuries?

Doctors will instruct a person with repetitive stress injuries to rest the affected area or to lighten the amount of weight that the afflicted area carries. Different kinds of repetitive stress injuries affecting different areas of the body can be fitted for an array of medical devices, like walking boots, splints, braces, and even crutches to help alleviate pressure, stress, and weight on the afflicted area. Usually, over-the-counter pain medication is recommended, like acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen, as well as ice-packs if swelling is occurring. For some rare cases, doctors may use casts or perform surgery.

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