Many occupations require workers to repeat certain physical motions over
and over again, whether it is lifting heavy objects, typing, or operating
a piece of machinery. Such repetitive or strenuous actions can cause a
person to develop musculoskeletal disorders which, in many cases, can
prevent them from working at all.
Musculoskeletal disorders come in many forms, the most common of which include:
Similar conditions can include hernias and even rheumatoid arthritis. Musculoskeletal
disorders can develop due to repetitive typing, lifting, twisting, or
other motions on the job, or from having to stay in an unnatural position
for extended periods of time. Poor posture is one of the leading causes
of neck and back pain in the workplace, along with poor lifting technique.
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Overview of Musculoskeletal Disorders
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Capal tunnel syndrome is a condition where the median nerve in your wrist
becomes pinched due to pressure on the carpal tunnel in which the nerve
is found. When this nerve experiences too much pressure, the person can
experience tingling, pain, numbness, and weakness in the affected hand
(minus the little finger).
Excessive typing, repetitive motion of the wrist, or repetitive extension
of the wrist can result in carpal tunnel syndrome. Most cases can be reversed
with rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory drugs, but extreme
cases may require surgery.
When a tendon – the cords that attach muscle to bone – becomes
irritated or inflamed, it is known as tendinitis. This condition is most
common with joints in the outer extremities, such as the shoulders, elbows,
knees, or heels (Achilles tendon). Minor cases can be treated with rest
and anti-inflammatory drugs, but some cases may require surgery. Tendinitis
is very closely related to epicondylitis.
Much like tendinitis, epicondylitis is a condition cause by overworking
the tendons that attach muscles to bony joints, such as the elbow. The
most common form of epicondylitis occurs in the elbow, giving it the layman's
term of "tennis elbow." Epicondylitis can usually be treated
with rest and some over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs, but some
cases may require surgery.
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