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The Top 5 Most Googled Injuries in Texas

A new study has revealed the top five most Googled injuries in Texas.

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The study by experts at Phoenix injury attorney hutzlerlaw.com analysed Google data to establish the personal injuries and ailments residents in Texas are searching for the most. Image for illustration purposes
The study by experts at Phoenix injury attorney hutzlerlaw.com analysed Google data to establish the personal injuries and ailments residents in Texas are searching for the most. Image for illustration purposes
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The study by experts at Phoenix injury attorney hutzlerlaw.com analysed Google data to establish the personal injuries and ailments residents in Texas are searching for the most. They analysed a list of 102 injuries across the US to determine which is the most Googled.

  1. Shin Splints

Texas’s number one Googled injury is shin splints, with 19,942 searches per month on average. Shin splints can cause tenderness or pain along the inner side of your shinbone and mild swelling in your lower leg, and it is usually caused by exercise such as running.

  1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

In second place is carpal tunnel syndrome, with 18,442 searches a month on average. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on a nerve on the wrist that causes pain and numbness in the hand and fingers. According to the National Library of Medicine, Carpal tunnel surgical procedure is the most common wrist and hand surgery in the US, with over 400,000 procedures per year and relatively high costs overall, over $2 billion a year.

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The states with the highest searches for carpal tunnel syndrome per 100,00 population are New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, California and Virginia.

  1. Bursitis

At number three is bursitis, with 17,275 Google searches a month on average in Texas. The injury symptoms include joint pain and swelling and can be caused by jobs that require prolonged pressure on joints or repetitive movements.

  1. Nasal Septum Deviation

Number four is nasal septum deviation, with 14,850 searches a month on average. The most common symptom of nasal septum deviation is trouble breathing through the nose. This is caused by the septum being displaced to one side and becoming crooked. People can be born with a deviated septum, or it can be sustained by an injury from the likes of contact contacts sports, car accidents, physical fights or falls.

  1. Concussion

Finally, the fifth most Googled injury is concussion, with 11,033 searches a month on average. A concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researched that the most common cause of concussion is from either a fall, firearm-related injury, vehicle crash, or an assault. Falls are the lead to nearly half of the hospitalizations caused by concussions.

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The top five most Googled injuries in the whole of the US rank as follows:

Shin splints • 215,833.33
Bursitis • 208,500
Carpal tunnel syndrome • 198,000
Nasal septum deviation – 177,500
Concussion• 126,666.66
Sources: Google Keyword Planner for each US state

A spokesperson for hutzlerlaw.com said: “This research highlights what injuries are the most common and what people are searching for and are most concerned about in the US. By spreading this knowledge, we can make people more aware of injuries, whether it is to prevent them or how to cope with them. It is fascinating to see how this research is reflective across all the states, such as bursitis being the top searched injury in 33 states. It’s important to remember an injury can occur at any time, including the workplace, so it’s best to always be prepared on how to deal with emergency situations.”

Information Source: hutzlerlaw.com

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