Repetitive Stress Injuries

Have any of the usual tasks you perform everyday at work become more difficult or painful to do? If so, you might be suffering from a repetitive stress injury. Repetitive stress injuries affect millions of Americans every year and are usually a result of repetitive motions performed at work. These injuries are caused when the same acute action is performed again and again for hours throughout the day. These repetitive actions can cause temporary or permanent damage to the soft tissues in the body such as the muscles, nerves, tendons, or ligaments.

Symptoms of repetitive stress injuries include the following in a specific area of the body:

  • Pain that varies in intensity
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Loss of flexibility
  • Loss of strength, extreme weakness

There are a number of different types of repetitive stress injuries. Perhaps the most common repetitive stress injury is carpal tunnel syndrome. Other injuries specific to certain areas of the body are:

  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Wrist ganglion cyst
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger finger

You are most at risk for these repetitive stress injuries if you work in certain occupations. Any occupation that involves the following can result in a repetitive stress injury.

  • Typing
  • Assembly lines
  • Sewing
  • Playing musical instruments
  • Carpentry
  • Gardening

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For more information on repetitive stress injuries or other personal injury topics, contact a knowledgeable Phoenix personal injury lawyer at Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. today at 800-763-0964.

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