Cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) are injuries of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression (pressing against hard surfaces), or sustained or awkward positions. Cumulative trauma disorders are also called repetitive motion disorders (RMDs), overuse syndromes, regional musculoskeletal disorders, repetitive motion injuries, or repetitive strain injuries.
Some patients with arm symptoms sense a loss of strength and may drop items because of problems with coordination. Symptoms often worsen with activity and ease with rest. Usually the best treatment for cumulative trauma disorders is rest from the activities that caused the problem or a change in work practices. Medical treatments will vary for each type of repetitive motion disorder such as ,Wrist splint to keep the wrist from bending ,Anti-inflammatory medications ,Steroid injections ,Physical and/or occupational therapy and surgery.
Causes of Trauma Disorder
Common Causes and Risk factors of Trauma Disorder
Signs and Symptoms of Trauma Disorder
# Decreased Joint Motion
Treatment of Trauma Disorder
Common Treatment of Trauma Disorder
Wrist splint to keep the wrist from bending.
Surgery in advanced cases.
Physical and/or occupational therapy.
Cold and hot baths.
TREATMENT OF PTSD
Psychological Treatment of PTSD in adults involves a number of phases, including:
* Education and information
* Learning how to manage anxiety, anger and depression
* Exposure therapy where the sufferer confronts feared situations and memories