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Repetitive Stress Injuries

Repetitive Stress Injuries

Repetitive Stress Injuries

CitiMedNY Injury Clinics in New York, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, White Plains, and New Jersey Areas

Understanding Repetitive Stress Injuries

When employees work in an environment that require the same motions day in and day out, it’s not uncommon for repetitive stress injuries to develop.

These injuries are the result of continuous and repetitive movements, such as heavy lifting, prolonged computer work, or assembly line operations. The consistent strain on a specific part of the body can lead to damage to soft tissues like muscles, nerves, tendons, or ligaments.

Common Repetitive Stress Injuries Include

  • Spine and back injuries
  • Tendinitis and bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hearing or vision loss
  • Nerve compression

Repetitive Stress Injuries build up over time, and are still covered under workers’ compensation. This means that you can seek medical benefits to cover the costs of diagnosing and treating your injury. You may also be entitled to disability benefits if your injury temporarily or permanently prevents you from returning to work.

Typical Causes of Repetitive Stress Injuries

Repetitive stress injuries can affect individuals in various industries, as they are not specific to a single line of work. However, those who work in stationary positions or perform a single task for extended periods are at the highest risk of developing these injuries. This group includes drivers, massage therapists, mechanics, office workers, musicians, construction workers, and more.

Repetitive stress injuries can be attributed to several factors, including:

  • Repetitive tasks
  • Frequent gripping or pressing
  • Continuous bending up and down
  • Prolonged typing on a computer
  • Sustaining awkward positions
  • Lifting heavy objects or boxes

Shedule an appointment today with CitiMedNY, Call 866-CitiMed for a location in New York State that treats Repetitive Stress Injuries.

If you’ve experienced a repetitive stress injury due to your job, we encourage you to explore your options for medical compensation. CitiMedNY Clinics are located throughout New York, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, White Plains, and New Jersey.