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Understanding Repetitive Stress Injuries

Understanding Repetitive Stress Injuries

Repetitive stress injuries are a type of musculoskeletal disorder caused by engaging in the same motions over and over again. These injuries occur when we put too much strain or pressure on our muscles, tendons, joints and other body components without providing enough time for recovery.

Understanding the warning signs of repetitive stress injuries is key to avoiding them; common signs include pain, stiffness, tingling, swelling and soreness in areas that are often repeated during a given activity. It is important to identify these issues early and take preventative measures before they lead to more serious long-term problems. With awareness and careful habits, anyone can keep their bodies healthy from the impacts of repetitive stress injuries.

What Are Repetitive Stress Injuries?

Repetitive stress injuries, also known as overuse injuries or cumulative trauma disorders, are medical conditions caused by repeating the same movement patterns or activities over and over again, such as typing at a computer or playing a sport. These common conditions can lead to pain, inflammation and tenderness in muscles, joints and tendons due to repetitive movements that can cause tiny tears in the tissue.

Symptoms vary depending on the specific injury but can range from mild discomfort to severe pain that may limit a person's ability to carry out everyday tasks. A variety of treatment options are available including rest, physiotherapy or even surgery in some cases though prevention is key when it comes to these kinds of injuries. Making sure you take regular breaks from your activity and keep a good posture can help avoid pain down the road.

Can Repetitive Stress Injuries Qualify for Workers’ Comp In Mississippi?

Repetitive Stress Injuries, or RSIs, can be particularly debilitating when it comes to work performance. Unfortunately, many people don’t think to report these injuries because they assume they won't qualify for Workers’ Compensation in Mississippi. However, they may actually be eligible if their employer failed to provide proper working conditions and did not inform the employee of the risks associated with the job.

If you are experiencing ongoing pain or severe discomfort due to a repetitive task, do not hesitate to get it checked out and learn what your rights and options are under Mississippi’s Workers' Compensation laws.

Call our team today at (601) 265-6869 for help with a workplace injury and workers’ comp claim.

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