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Repetitive motion disorders (RMDs) are muscular conditions that result from repeated motions. Carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, bursitis, and tendonitis are types of RMDs. Symptoms and signs include pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, and loss of strength and flexibility. Treatment involves stopping the activity that's causing symptoms, adopting stretching and relaxation exercises, icing the affected area, and using pain relievers.

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      • What specialists diagnose and treat bursitis?
      • What exams do health-care professionals use to diagnose bursitis?
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      • Are there bursitis home remedies?
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      • How often is follow-up needed after treatment of bursitis?
      • Is there a way to prevent bursitis?
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      Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Article
      • Carpal tunnel syndrome facts
      • What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
      • What conditions and diseases cause carpal tunnel syndrome?
      • What are carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms?
      • What tests do health-care professionals use to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome?
      • What is the treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome? Is it possible to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome?
      • What are complications of carpal tunnel syndrome?
      • What is the prognosis for carpal tunnel syndrome?
      • Which specialists are involved in the care of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome?
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      Pain Management Article
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      • What is de Quervain's tenosynovitis?
      • What are causes and risk factors of de Quervain's tenosynovitis?
      • What are signs and symptoms of de Quervain's tenosynovitis?
      • What tests do physicians use to diagnose de Quervain's tenosynovitis?
      • What specialties of doctors treat de Quervain's tenosynovitis?
      • What is the treatment for de Quervain's tenosynovitis?
      • Are there home remedies for de Quervain's tenosynovitis?
      • What is the prognosis with de Quervain's tenosynovitis?
      • Is it possible to prevent de Quervain's tenosynovitis?
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      Compartment Syndrome Article
      • Compartment syndrome facts
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      • What is the prognosis for compartment syndrome?

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