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What you need to know about repetitive stress injuries

On Behalf of | Sep 17, 2022 | Workers' Compensation |

Sustaining an injury at work can be a big issue. Not only can it be physically damaging, but it can also prevent you from working.

There are many different kinds of injuries that can prevent you from working. One common one is a repetitive stress injury.

What causes a repetitive stress injury?

A repetitive stress injury, also commonly referred to as an RSI is an injury that occurs due to continuous repeated movements. One example of an RSI is carpal tunnel syndrome, which can be a result of typing too much or moving your hands and wrists in a repetitive way. If you have a job that requires you to perform highly repetitive tasks for long periods of time, you may find yourself at risk for an RSI.

How to deal with a repetitive stress injury

Some may not think that an RSI is important because it built up over time. The reality is, though, that it can still get in the way of you working properly, so it is important to address. As soon as you notice symptoms or find yourself in increasing amounts of pain, you need to speak to your employer, as well as make sure that you see a doctor to have your injuries evaluated.

Developing an injury at work can be serious, even if is an RSI. Taking time to address the issue rather than let it develop further is key if you want to save yourself extra hassle, and prevent your RSI from getting worse.