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Repetitive Stress Injury

Have you found that over years of working in a job that involves the same movements day after day that you have pain and less flexibility in certain body parts or joints? If so, you might be suffering from a repetitive stress injury or RSI. RSIs occur when the same acute action is performed again and again every day resulting in temporary or permanent damage to the soft tissues in the body such as muscles, nerves, tendons, or ligaments. When an RSI appears, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Pain
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Swelling or redness of the affected area
  • Loss of flexibility and strength in the affected area

Most people with RSI notice its presence first when the repetitive tasks they do every day start to become difficult. There may be no outward physical sign of injury.

Types of Repetitive Stress Injury

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis / tendonitis
  • Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Tenosynoyitis
  • Trigger finger

The parts of the body most often affected by repetitive stress injuries are the hands, fingers, thumbs, wrists, elbows, and shoulders. You are at risk of developing a repetitive stress injury if you work in a place that involves:

  • Long periods of typing
  • An assembly line
  • Sewing
  • Playing musical instruments, especially violin
  • Carpentry
  • Gardening

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If you or someone you know has suffered from a repetitive stress injury due to an unsafe working environment, contact the Stevens Point personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to schedule a consultation.