The term Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD or ULD) serves to cover a number of various conditions, and there is not an exhaustive list of the varied conditions that can develop. They are also known as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
These are disorders that arise from repeated physical movements that serve to damage tendons, nerves, muscles and soft tissues. Symptoms like the conditions themselves are varied and can include pain, swelling, numbness, weakness, loss of grip and swelling.
Recognised conditions that come under this heading include:
The factors that may cause these injuries are repetitive movements, movements that require an excessive force, insufficient rest breaks and rotation of duties, movements that involve excessive reach and those were awkward or rigid postures have to be adopted.
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