Repetitive motion syndrome is a term used to describe symptoms such
as pain, swelling, or tenderness that occur from repeating the same motion over
and over. Experts disagree about using the term as a specific medical
Repeated use of the same motion may cause tissues to swell and become
fatigued. Both work and recreational activities can cause repetitive motion
syndrome. When the tissues swell and put pressure on the nerves, you may
Treatment for repetitive motion syndrome may include:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 21, 2017
Current as of:
March 21, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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