Repetitive Motion, Workplace Injury Treatment in Pasadena, CA
Repetitive Motion, Workplace Injury Treatment in Pasadena, CA

Repetitive Motion, Workplace Injury Treatment in Pasadena, CA


Some tasks require using the same muscle groups, tendons, and ligaments over and over again, and some of those activities also put strain on nerves and joints, causing pain and stiffness that may limit your movement. Many repetitive motion tasks are found in the workplace.  Repetitive motion injury prevention and treatment are part of why an orthopedist can be an essential part of your medical care team.

If you find yourself in pain because you have a job or other activities that require constant strain on one part of your body, we at Pasadena Orthopedics can assess that pain, diagnose the problem, and work with you on efficient treatment that will adjust the way you perform those activities and/or repair any damage that has already been caused.

Repetitive Motion Injury Symptoms and Treatment

Repetitive motion can cause injury when one part of the body is performing a task without sufficient rest or change in posture/position. These types of injuries make up over 50% of sports medicine injuries seen by doctors and also have a drastic impact on loss of ability to work. (Source)

Some common repetitive motion injury symptoms include:
  • Inflammation of a joint, tendon, ligament, or bursa, signs of which include:
    • Pain
    • Swelling
    • Redness
    • Warm to the touch
    • Tingling
    • Numbness
  • Pain increasing during the repetitive activity
  • Longer recovery times needed after the affected activity
  • Pain increasing with other activities that use the joint, even when outside of the specific repetitive motion
  • Hand pain from repetitive motion including injury to the wrist

If you have these symptoms, you might have a common repetitive movement injury or disorder such as:
If you are diagnosed with a repetitive motion syndrome or disorder, treatments may involve:
  • Steroid injections into affected joints to reduce inflammation.
  • PRP injections 
  • Simple rest and recovery, if you are able to reduce the amount of time spent on that particular activity.
  • Surgery, as seen with carpal tunnel syndrome and other conditions. 
  • After treatment, a referral to a sports physical therapist to re-train the body on how to properly use the affected body part and strengthen supporting areas to relieve stress.

If you live in or around Pasadena, Glendale, San Gabriel Valley, Alhambra, or Burbank, Pasadena Orthopedics is here to help with your repetitive use injuries. Call 626-517-0022 or contact us today to make an appointment. We would love to help you enjoy your career and/or hobbies with less pain and easier movement.
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