About Repetitive Stress InjuriesBy Kenton Koszdin on August 23, 2018 | In Workers Compensation
Statistics show that 28 percent of all workplace injuries in California are repetitive stress and cumulative trauma injuries, the latter are other injurious conditions that develop over time, like hearing loss from over-exposure to loud machinery. This condition is caused by doing the same action(s) repeatedly again and again while working. The repetitive motion and overuse of certain muscles, tendons or bones causes some stress or enduring harm to the worker.
There are several different symptoms of repetitive stress injuries, including pain, numbness, tingling, reduced range of motion, as well as the loss of flexibility, coordination or strength. Pain may manifest itself in several ways from tenderness and dull aching to throbbing and acute pain.
Some examples of repetitive stress injuries include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis, vibration injuries, as well as injuries to the back, arm, elbow, shoulder, and rotator cuff. While carpal tunnel syndrome typically occurs in the wrists or hands, tendonitis usually occurs in the elbow or knee. Injuries from vibrating machinery are common in the fingers and hands.
Repetitive stress conditions can worsen without the proper medical care and treatment. The result may be chronic pain, nerve damage or loss of movement. These injuries occur over time, and thus typically require long, extended recovery periods to properly heal.
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