Bursitis: What it is and how it can affect workers

Workers doing forceful and repetitive motions are always at risk of developing injuries. These injuries oftentimes result in lost time at work and decreased productivity, which can ultimately affect a business’ bottom line. One of the many musculoskeletal disorders that can occur in certain lines of work is bursitis, or the inflammation of a bursa.

Bursae are sacks filled with fluid located on your joints. As your joints move, these sacks serve as cushions that cover muscle tissues, skin, and tendons. However, poor workplace ergonomics, repetitive tasks, and prolonged sitting or standing may all result in bursitis. This musculoskeletal condition is characterized by tenderness, swelling, redness, and stiffness of the affected body part.

At WorkSTEPS, we help employers scientifically and objectively evaluate the readiness of employees returning to work after suffering injuries such as bursitis through assessments and examinations that are in full compliance with the law. Call us at (512) 617-4100 today to ensure that your workplace is as safe and productive as it should be.

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