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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Workers Compensation and Tendonitis

What is tendonitis?

Tendonitis occurs when specific body parts are overused which introduces stiffness and pain, usually around joints, which is associated with a swelling of the tendon due to it becoming irritated from constant repetitive motion.

What jobs cause tendonitis?

Awkward, repeated actions such as manufacturing and construction jobs performed with the arms, shoulders and back can generate the level of strain required to induce tendonitis. Jobs in the public utilities sector may also cause tendonitis.

Support staff such as call centers and data entry also see a high rate of the condition due to the use of keyboards which can irritate the tendons in the wrist and forearms.

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