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Does typing all day lead to severe wrist injury?

As a Missouri resident who holds an office job, you may feel that your work is relatively safe or that you are prone to less injury than others in more “dangerous” positions. However, we at Crowe & Shanahan will discuss some of the potential damages you may already be facing without even realizing it.

Repetitive motion can cause a large number of physical issues, and many people with desk or office jobs just like you will suffer from exactly that at some point during your working life. Whether you spend your time typing, answering emails, or writing things by hand, it’s likely that you do a lot of the same thing day after day.

With repetitive motion comes the risk of repetitive stress injuries (RSI). RSIs can be mild, moderate, or severe. They can cause larger problems like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. If you have a severe case of CTS, it can make it difficult for you to utilize the affected wrist or hand properly. This can make it hard or even impossible for you to do your job.

Even if you decide to seek therapy or get the problem fixed through surgery, you may still face financial hardships. After all, surgery can be costly. On top of that, you may suffer from the effects of lost wages as you recover.

If you are curious to learn more about potential social security disability benefits related to injuries received on the job, you can browse through our web site on SSD benefits.