Tendinitis is one of the most common repetitive motion injuries. The condition comes about as a result of doing the same motion over and over again on a daily basis without rest. Any worker, especially an office worker who uses a computer mouse and keyboard every day, can develop debilitating tendinitis. Depending on the severity, this could prevent you from performing your job.
What every California worker should know about tendinitis:
· Tendinitis relates to the chronic inflammation of affected tendons.
· Shoulders, elbows and biceps are some of the most common areas where someone can suffer from tendinitis.
· Men tend to have tendinitis more than women.
· The location where tendons become inflamed is usually at the insertion site where they connect to the bone.
· Tenosynovitis is similar to tendinitis. This is where tendons pass through a lubricated sheath at the muscle’s insertion point. With too much motion and not enough rest, this sheath can become chronically inflamed, resulting in tenosynovitis, which is treated in a similar way to tendinitis.
The most frustrating thing about a repetitive motion injury is the fact that it won’t get better until you give this area of your body a good rest. You might think that you don’t have the luxury to rest this part of your body if you need to use it to perform your job. Think again: If you’re suffering from tendinitis or any other kind of repetitive motion injury caused by your work, you might be able to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Tendinitis can be a debilitating work injury. If successfully navigated, such a claim could pay for the time you need to rest from work and heal from your job-related injury.