Repetitive Motion Injuries
Repetitive motion injuries, also called Cumulative Trauma injuries, are temporary or permanent injuries to muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons caused by performing the same motion over and over again. Due the repetitive nature of most jobs, this is obviously a fairly common injury to arise out of performing normal daily duties at work. A common repetitive motion injury is carpal tunnel syndrome. This disorder occurs when the median nerve, which travels from the forearm to the hand through a “tunnel” in the wrist, is compressed by swollen, inflamed ligaments and tendons.
It is often seen with people who frequently:
or those who work with tools and on assembly lines.
The injury can be quite painful and can also cause numbness, clumsiness, and a loss of motion, flexibility, and strength in the area. It can worsen over time without treatment, and can result in a complete loss of function.
Repetitive motion injuries are not limited to the hands and wrists. A repetitive motion injury or Cumulative Trauma, can occur on any body part or combination of body parts that is under frequent stress and strain. An injury like this isn’t easy to recognize right away. You may start with minor soreness or achy muscles and not think much of it at first. Most people have pains like these on a regular basis and choose to “work through” them. The problem with that is you may further exacerbate or aggravate your already injured body parts which could possibly lead to extended periods of disability.
Facts about carpal tunnel syndrome
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the dominant hand is most commonly affected and renders the most severe pain. Women develop carpal tunnel syndrome three times more frequently than men. Carpal tunnel is likely more common in people with a congenitally smaller tunnel space. Trauma or injury to the wrist, thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and pregnancy can also contribute to the disorder. It usually occurs only in adults.
Prompt examination and evaluation of Repetitive Motion Injuries is imperative. The victim of a Repetitive Motion Injury needs fast assessment and treatment to minimize the effects of such injury.
During the past 30 years, The Law Offices of Brent McAfee Thompson has successfully represented thousands of injury victims in work injuries, construction accidents and other significant personal injury situations.
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