Cumulative trauma disorder can be defined as excessive tendon wear and tear, muscles or sensitive nerve tissues that may cause by continuous or excessive use of tissues over a large period. You can develop this condition due to improper work position and force repetition.

Connective tissues

Tissues join organs together, hold them in a specific place, protect, support or separate them with other organs or tissues, Sheaths nerves and muscles, and cover the spinal cord, brain or vital organs.

These structural body tissues form bones, ligaments, tendons, fascia, cartilage, bone marrow, fat and even blood.

What are the diseases of connective tissues?

Connective tissue diseases are multiple diseases attacking the connective tissues. These diseases involve several organs and the autoantibody’s presence. There are two types of cumulative trauma diseases are

  1. Inherited CTDs include Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Marfan Syndrome.
  2. Autoimmune CTDs are genetically transmitted, increasing the risk of developing a cumulative disorder accompanied by environmental factors that can trigger the condition. Some other types of autoimmune CTDs
  3. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or Lupus) attacking healthy tissue.
  4. Sjogren’s syndrome (Dry mouth and eye)
  5. Myositis muscular inflammation.
  6. Scleroderma causes skin or muscular hardening in the local area.
  7. Systemic sclerosis affects the internal organs and the entire body.
  8. Rheumatoid arthritis.

The primary cause of cumulative trauma disorder

The primary cause of CTD is tendon or muscle wear and tear due to repetitive motions; it may occur from unnatural postures or improper positioning, rapid movements and idleness. The symptoms may get severe if you leave the condition untreated.

How to get rid of CTD?

Implementing proper body posture, ergonomics and mechanics is the simplest way to reduce stress and the risk of CTD. You can help yourself by altering workstation designs to implement a proper posture that will not relieve pressure and pain.

Risk Factors associated with cumulative trauma disorders

Risk factors for developing cumulative trauma disorder may include

  • Force
  • Repetition
  • Static or extreme postures
  • Environmental factors
  • Psychosocial or work organization factors.

Is cumulative trauma disorder curable?

CTD is not properly curable because the exact reason for this condition is unknown. A proper diagnosis of the reason for CTD (either the reason for it is genetic or environmental) may help you in better treatment.

How to diagnose CTD?

The diagnosis for CTD includes

  • Knowing symptoms, Health History
  • Physical examination
  • Blood tests
  • X-rays
  • In certain cases, symptoms are not well defined
  • Tests for autoantibodies
  • Test specified to the specific form of CT

We can segregate CTD into nerve disorders and tendon disorders.

How to prevent yourself from CTD?

  • You can prevent yourself from CTD by avoiding the situations that may cause CTD.
  • Keep your posture changing after regular intervals.
  • Changing the way your muscles work.
  • Use proper furniture and work tools to avoid unnatural body movements.
  • Avoid overexertion.
  • Take regular breaks between the fatigue work. A break for two to three minutes can make the difference.

Symptoms of CTDs

The major and common symptom of CTD is unspecified fatigue.

Other symptoms may occur depending on the nature of CTD, its severity, and activeness, include

  • Fever
  • Joints or muscular pain and stiffness.
  • Weakness

How to treat CTDs

The treatment of CTDs varies according to their types of them. The healthcare providers from complete medical wellness are experts in diagnosing and treating CTDs. They will provide advanced personalized care per your requirement, research and clinical guidelines.

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