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Repetitive stress injuries in Illinois

Repetitive stress injuries

Repetitive stress injuries are more hazardous and painful than normal work related injuries. Repetitive stress injury is not occurred by a single event such as fall from a ladder or a car accident. Carpal Tunnel syndrome is the one of the common reasons behind repetitive stress injury. CTS occur when the size of your wrist tendons get large and start giving stress on other nerves.

Pain sometimes does not appear at first, but it gets more worst over the period of time, if you ignore your pain it may worsen and at last you will come across extreme pain. Keeping your pain untreated will stop you to perform your duties and cause you financial loss. Treatment options are based on every specific condition. Specific repetitive trauma injuries can be treated with surgery, therapy or medication. If you miss work because of getting treatment, you can be entitled to Temporary Total Disability TTD benefits. Many more severe cases can you eligible for permanent benefits.

Workers of Illinois

Workers in Illinois have specific rights, which come under the Illinois workers’ compensation act. The act says that specific Carpal Tunnel syndrome and many other repetitive stress injuries are covered by workers’ compensation.

Repetitive Strain injury

Repetitive strain injury is caused by hazardous working environment and what activities are behind it at workplace. The treatment of Repetitive strain injury depends on your symptoms and any specific condition which has been diagnosed by your doctor. In order to avoid the symptoms of this injury talk to your supervisor or health representative, it will help you to be away from this specific injury.

Treatment options

Focus on your GP, if symptoms remain even though you tried to modify your work activities. There is not any specific treatment for RSI, but there are many treatments which can help people who suffer from RSI. For Finalizing the perfect treatment for RSI, you doctor has to diagnose the reason of RSI accurately. These treatments comprise of self –help measures, medication, or even surgery in some cases. Some treatments can help even your doctor has failed in diagnosing a specific medical condition from your symptoms.

Below are the treatment options for RSI

  1. Medication, which also includes anti-inflammatory painkillers like aspirin or ibuprofen. Muscle relaxants, antidepressants and sleeping tablets but it is to use when your RSI is stopping you to sleep.
  2. Physiotherapy, with advice on posture and stretches or exercises to strengthen or relax your muscles
  3. Steroid injections, it is to reduce inflammation of an affected area, this is recommended if it is caused by specific condition like carpal tunnel syndrome.
  4. Surgery is for correcting specific problems with nerves or tendons, for instance if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or Dupuytren’s contracture then you are the right candidate for the surgery.


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