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Preventing Injuries at Work

Repetitive-Stress Injuries Quiz
Take the Repetitive-Stress Injuries Test Repetitive-stress injuries (RSIs) can be painful and debilitating, causing damage to tendons, ligaments, nerves, and muscles over time. Also called repetitive motion syndromes, RSIs can affect almost any part of the body. Test your knowledge of RSIs by taking this multiple-choice quiz. 1. Which of these activities can result in a repetitive-stress injury? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Baseball pitchers, musicians, and people ...
Back Care Quiz
What Do You Know About Taking Care of Your Back? Oh, my aching back! Back pain is one of the most common complaints patients bring to the doctor's office. But how serious is it? Take this quiz and see how much you know about back care. 1. How many vertebrae are in the spinal column? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Thirty-three vertebrae make up the spinal column. A. 53 B. 43 C. 33 D. 23 2. How many Americans will experience back pain in their lifetime? You didn't answ...
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People who work in construction are at risk for back pain, sprains, strains, and tendonitis. Using different tools or equipment may help prevent these problems.
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Stretches for Your Lower Legs
Stretches for Your Lower Legs Stretching can keep your lower legs limber and your joints pain free. The following stretches involve the ankles and knee joints. Keep these guidelines in mind when doing them: Check with your health care provider before beginning any exercise program, and especially if you have had knee surgery. Begin each stretching session with five to seven minutes of gentle aerobic exercise, such as walking or riding a stationary bicycle, to warm up your muscles. Start out slowly and b...