A general term denoting muscle, tendon, ligament, nerve and blood vessel damage caused by work performed in awkward postures or with excessive effort that can result in fatigue, discomfort and other specific disorders like tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Injury of muscles or tissues that connect muscle to bone, accompanied by symptoms of swelling and discomfort. A medical diagnosis often reveals tendinitis. Example: tennis elbow. These disorders have been popularized in the media under the names cumulative trauma disorder (CTD), repetitive strain injury (RSI), repetitive motion injury (RMI), and overuse syndrome. However, musculoskeletal disorder is a more accurate representation of this group of maladies. These injuries can be chronic, either recurring or taking a long time to heal.
Used to describe a range of disorders or injuries, MSD may include injuries and disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage and spinal discs. Some examples include carpel tunnel syndrome, pinched nerves, or sciatica.
result when there is a mismatch between the physical capacity of workers and the demands of the job. Each year thousands of workers in the United States report work related MSDs such as tendinitis, epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and back injuries. Many of these are caused or aggravated by work related stressors such as such as lifting, reaching, pulling, pushing, and bending.
Injuries and disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage and spinal disc; examples include carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff tendonitis, and tension neck syndrome.
Illnesses and injuries that affect one or more parts of the musculoskeletal system.
physical injuries caused by performing unsafe manual handling tasks. Includes injuries such as muscle sprains and strains; injuries to muscles, ligaments and discs in the back; injuries to nerves, ligaments and tendons in the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck or legs; and abdominal hernias and long-term pain.
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can affect the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Most-work related MSDs develop over time and are caused either by the work itself or by the employees' working environment. They can also result from fractures sustained in an accident.