Cumulative trauma disorder
In medicine, cumulative trauma disorder, also called overuse injury, repetitive or repetition strain injury, is a "harmful and painful condition caused by overuse or overexertion of some part of the musculoskeletal system, often resulting from work-related physical activities. It is characterized by inflammation, pain, or dysfunction of the involved joints, bones, ligaments, and nerves."
Examples in the upper extremities include carpal tunnel syndrome.
Examples in the lower extremities include iliotibial band syndrome (lateral knee pain) and maybe patellofemoral pain syndrome (anterior knee pain that is also called retropatellar pain syndrome, jumper's knee, or runner's knee).
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