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Do You Know what Repetitive Stress Injuries are?

These types of injuries are widespread workplace injuries. But what causes them? Repetitive stress injuries, also called cumulative trauma disorders, repetitive motion disorders, or overuse syndromes, are caused by motions you repeat throughout the day. These motions strain your body and can gradually damage tendons, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. Sometimes they are hard to identify because they present symptoms after many months or even years of repeating an action. 

Some examples are: typing at a computer or lifting heavy boxes. They could also happen in sports with repeated motions, such as swinging a tennis racquet or pitching a baseball.

These are the most common symptoms of Repetitive Stress Injuries:

#1 Carpal tunnel syndrome: Compression of a nerve in the wrist that causes numbness in the fingers and weakness in the hand

#2 Trigger finger: Inflammation of the tendon sheaths that causes your fingers to get stuck when bent into your palm

#3 Bursitis: Fluid-filled cushions in the joints that become inflamed

#4 Tennis elbow: Inflammation or small tears of the tendons attaching the forearm muscles to the outside of the elbow

Are suffering from one of these symptoms, you should seek medical attention. Also, we recommend you call us to review your case and generate a legal strategy to claim the compensation you deserve. 

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