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What makes repetitive strain injuries so dangerous?

On Behalf of | Jul 16, 2020 | injuries |

Nebraska workers face dangers no matter what your job is. Even if you are not lifting heavy objects or operating machinery, you still face risks. Repetitive stress injuries are one of the biggest risks that affect workers of all kinds.

It is important to understand the true risks of these injuries. Some people treat them like they are not serious. This is far from the reality of the situation.

Types of RSIs

Healthline looks at repetitive strain injuries (RSIs). This includes common causes and symptoms of RSIs. Common causes involve anything that involves repetitive motion, as the name suggests. Examples include:

  • Typing
  • Swiping items at a checkout
  • Using a mouse
  • Sports training
  • Assembly line work
  • Holding or grasping tools

Symptoms are a result of the tendons, nerves and muscles in the affected area. It includes swelling, stiffness or tenderness. You may also experience numbness or tingling, throbbing, or weakness in the area. Your pain may range from mild to severe. You could also have a sensitivity to heat or the cold.

RSI symptoms

Some common RSIs include:

  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis

Many of these injuries need long periods of rest. In some cases, you may even need surgery. RSIs often have long periods of recovery. This makes it hard on working people like you. To heal, you cannot continue repeating the action that caused the RSI. But this action is likely integral to your job. Thus, you may have to take time off work due to this workplace injury. Because of this, you likely need to figure out how to receive compensation.