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You may not realize it, but you could be at risk for overuse injuries in the workplace. Even if you sit at a desk day after day! How? A condition known as Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS). OOS is a type of...
You may not realize it, but you could be at risk for overuse injuries in the workplace. Even if you sit at a desk day after day! How? A condition known as Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS). OOS is a type of overuse injury common to hands, fingers, wrists and elbows caused by repetitive movements or improper postures. Bursitis, tendinitis, stress fractures and carpal tunnel syndrome are some of the more common overuse injuries.
If you work in a fixed or awkward position for long periods of time or use fast and repetitive movements, you could be at risk for on overuse injury. The conditions can affect anyone who works with their hands—think hairdressers and any job position that requires you to be at a computer for hours on end. Occupations at risk include:
Your daily work tasks and the way your workspace is set up plays a role in developing overuse injuries. Here are the risk factors:
Any part of your body can be affected, but occupational overuse syndrome is usually associated with repetitive hand movements such as typing. Common symptoms may include:
If you are experiencing pain or injury that may be due to overuse, schedule an appointment with one of our experienced physical therapists at Above & Beyond.
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