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Muskuloskeletal Disorders

Muskuloskeletal Disorders (MSD’s) are any injury or illness of soft tissues of the upper extremity (fingers through upper arms), shoulders and neck, lower back, and lower extremity (hips through toes) that is primarily caused or exacerbated by common workplace risk factors such as sustained and repeated exertions or awkward postures and manipulations. Included are disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and spinal disks. Medical conditions that generally develop gradually over a period of time, and do not typically result from an instantaneous event. Other common names for musculoskeletal disorders include cumulative trauma, repetitive strain, and carpal tunnel syndrome.