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What is tendonitis and bursitis?

Have you noticed an ache or pain in your shoulder, elbow, wrist or other area that is unusual? If the area is marked by some swelling and even redness you may be experiencing symptoms associated with a repetitive motion injury. Many people in New York face these conditions often because of the activities they perform over and over again at their jobs. Repetitive motion injuries should be taken seriously in order to avoid further injury.

According to WebMD, bursitis can occur when the little sacs that provide cushioning between your bones and your tendons become inflamed. Tendonitis is the inflammation of the actual tendons. Some people even experience inflammation in the sheath through which the tendons pass when connecting bones to muscles. This is called tenosynovitis and is often related to carpal tunnel syndrome.

If you are struggling with these conditions, you may find that your regular life activities as well as tasks at work may be hampered. You might even have a hard time sleeping as the pain can wake you up or prevent you from falling asleep. Physical therapy may be helpful but sometimes you need to stop performing the action that led to the inflammation in the first place for a while before working on regaining the motion.

This information is not intended to provide legal advice but is instead meant to give people in New York and overview of some of the types of repetitive motion injuries that they may experience and what might be involved in the treatment of these conditions.

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