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If you’ve been diagnosed with a repetitive strain injury then Claims National can provide you with free help and advice in relation to making a claim for compensation.
There are several medical conditions and injuries that can be classed as Repetitive Strain Injuries, including the following;
- Bursitis: inflammation and swelling of the fluid-filled sac near a joint at the knee, elbow or shoulder
- Carpal tunnel syndrome: pressure on the median nerve passing through the wrist
- Dupuytren’s contracture: a thickening of deep tissue in the palm of the hand and into the fingers
- Epicondylitis: inflammation of an area where bone and tendon join. An example of epicondylitis is tennis elbow
- Rotator cuff syndrome: inflammation of muscles and tendons in the shoulder
- Tendonitis: inflammation of a tendon
- Tenosynovitis: inflammation of the inner lining of the tendon sheath that houses tendons. Tenosynovitis most commonly occurs in the hand, wrist or forearms
- Ganglion cyst: a sac of fluid that forms around a joint or tendon, usually on the wrist or fingers
- Raynaud’s phenomenon: a condition where the blood supply to extremities, such as the fingers, is interrupted
- Thoracic outlet syndrome: compression of the nerves or blood vessels that run between the base of the neck and the armpit
- Writer’s cramp: part of a family of disorders known as dystonia that cause muscle spasms in the affected part of the body. Writer’s cramp occurs from overuse of the hands and arms
What causes RSI?
Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are caused due to the overuse of muscles and tendons in the upper body, especially the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, back or neck. You are at risk of developing a Repetitive Strain Injury if you;
- Are doing repetitive activities
- Are doing an activity for a long time without rest
- Are doing an activity that involves force, such as lifting heavy objects
- Have poor posture or activities that require you to work in an awkward position
What are the symptoms of a Repetitive Strain Injury?
Symptoms of repetitive strain injury (RSI) can include;
- Pains or tenderness in your muscles or joints
- Tingling or numbness
How do I claim compensation for RSI?
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