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Excess muscle in wrists, working in horse stable, wrist bandage, compression belts

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My friend was diagnosed with having an excess muscle in her wrist. They say it's through her work, which is working at a horse stable. Is this life threatening in any way? How can it be treated? What can she do about it?
Posted Sun, 15 Apr 2012 in Environmental and Occupational Hazards
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 1 hour later
Dear worried friend.

Thanks for query.

In human body there are many muscles which consists of fibers in it along with other structures. Depending upon usage they develop in size and strength.

Muscles depending upon its use also acquire strength and shape also.Under influence of various hormones they grow in size and strength when they are used.

In cases where muscles are used (specially skeletal muscles) extensively, for example in athletes the leg muscles are big and strong,in bowlers the arm muscles are strong and big like wise in your friend the wrist muscles have grown.Your friend who is working in horse stable may have to use her wrist for various work that puts muscles to over work and grow in size.

This is normal and acceptable.If she is having problem with it, she can wear some support like wrist Bandage or special compression belts are available which will support the muscles and if any problem she have, it will be taken care of by this.

Do not worry please pass on my message to your friend and ask her not to worry.
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