Every day most people do the same thing. We get up, get coffee, get dressed, go to work, work, go home, relax and repeat. For those with families, you may not have as much time to relax so those without children. We understand that these repetitive behaviors are what keep us normal; they keep us grounded. Some people prefer a more erratic schedule, but all that we have in common is that we need our limbs way more than what we think.
Have you ever hit your thumb or finger? Like smashed it in a door or maybe cut it while cooking? When it was healing do you remember bumping into things and the pain coming back? Well, you didn’t mean to keep hitting it, but you started to notice that you use your fingers a lot and in ways that you didn’t really think because the habit was so natural. What we don’t consider are the behaviors that are instinctual behaviors. For example, typing on a laptop has become almost instinctual for folks whose lives revolve around typing. What about arm movements like lifting or moving things around? These are all repetitive behaviors that come with certain jobs. After doing these jobs for years your body just starts automatically doing these jobs without thinking. The problem, though, is that with this repetitive behavior, you and your body may be susceptible to repetitive strain injuries.
Repetitive Strain Injuries, or RSI, are injuries that can be hard to diagnose and therefore hard to resolve. This can be particularly challenging for people who are trying to make workers compensation claims. Our Worker’s Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation, understand that when your body is not working at its best when you are not working at your best. We also know that insurance companies are made to be stingy and tedious. Our Workers Compensation Attorneys are here to work aggressively for you and ensure that you are receiving all the support you need to get through this tough time on your health.
RSI Symptoms and What To Do
If your job deals with a lot of typing, texting, lifting, or moving your arms around in similar patterns than you are a candidate for RSI. RSI is a term used for a number of musculoskeletal conditions that typically affect the limbs and spine. These injuries are often associated with occupations, which are sometimes called occupational injuries. Some of the symptoms include numbness, tingling, sharp or dull pain, aches, weakness, loss of grip, and restricted movement. Some people who are experiencing high levels of pain do not get to participate in their normal behaviors which means that their jobs are on the line.
If you or a loved one is experiencing such pain then you need to start the process of working with our Worker’s Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation in Long Beach. Call 818-610-8800 or click here to start a conversation with us today on how we can improve your recovery process.
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