What are the symptoms of tendonitis?

Tendonitis, or the inflammation of the tendons, occurs when tendons in certain body parts, such as elbows, shoulders, hip, or knees, are under persistent stress due to repetitive motions. Assembly line laborers and clerical workers are among those that are vulnerable to this repetitive motion injury.

Tendons are strong connective tissues that bond a muscle to a bone. When inflamed, these signs and symptoms occur:

  • Dull pain when moving the affected area
  • Mild swelling
  • Tenderness

If left untreated, tendonitis may result in tendon rupture, which would require surgical repair to bring back its function. Untreated tendonitis may also result in tendinosis, a chronic condition that occurs when the tendon no longer heals.

With Post Employment Agility Testing, managers and employers can determine if returning workers are able to meet the demands of their work loads. This would give them the ability to tailor-fit a worker’s task in a way that would ensure safety and maximize production. To learn more about this, consult with our team at WorkSTEPS by calling (512) 617-4100.

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