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Common injuries from repetitive motion types of employment

| Jun 14, 2021 | Workplace Risks

Certain types of employment require you to perform a repetitive task continuously throughout the workday.

California is home to many large factories, parcel sorting facilities and other work environments where you may be someone who has a job with these requirements.

It is important to know that certain injuries can occur over time that may require medical treatment and your employer could be liable to cover any costs if the injury is worked related.

Employers may try to discredit your chronic pain and blame it on activities you enjoy outside of the workplace.

If you perform a job that requires repetitive motion, take special consideration if you develop any of these injuries and address them earlier rather than later.

Most common repetitive motion injuries


  • Your tendons are white fibrous tissue that connects your muscle to the bone.
  • Tendons are extraordinarily strong but repetitive motion can cause inflammation.
  • The most common sites for this inflammation to begin to appear in the shoulder, biceps and elbow.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is usually associated with a compression nerve disorder, but it can also be connected to tendinitis in the wrist.


  • A bursa is a sac that lubricates the area between the tendon and the bone.
  • When that sac, or pouch becomes inflamed, it is called Bursitis.
  • There are over 150 of these bursa sacs in your body.
  • These are also commonly found in the elbow, knee, and hip.
  • Repetitive motion injuries can cause Traumatic Bursitis.


If you begin to develop one of these conditions or one of the many others that care caused by long hours of repetitive motion, it might manifest into chronic pain.

Know your rights when it comes to addressing chronic pain that develops from repetitive motion tasks in the workplace.


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