What Does Musculoskeletal Injuries Mean?
Musculoskeletal injuries result from the damage of muscular or skeletal systems, which usually occur due to a strenuous and/or repetitive activity. They are among the most common work-related injuries.
They include a number of disorders involving muscles, bones, tendons, blood vessels, nerves, and other soft tissues. Commonly referred to as repetitive strain injury (RSI), some examples of musculoskeletal disorders include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, and bursitis. Treatments vary and can produce different results. Physical or occupational therapy is sometimes used to help injured workers return to work quickly and safely with learned skills to avoid re-injury.