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Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive strain injuries (also commonly referred to as repetitive stress or work-related musculoskeletal disorder) occur when too much stress is placed on a part of the body, resulting in inflammation (pain and swelling), muscle strain, or tissue damage. This stress generally occurs from repeating the same movements over and over again.

Medical radiation technologists perform many repetitive tasks in awkward and often uncomfortable positions. It is important for technologist to understand the signs of repetitive strain injuries.

Reporting signs of repetitive strain injuries to your supervisor and seeking appropriate remedies are essential responsibilities and can not be stressed enough. Early intervention is the key to ensure major issues do not develop over time. Listed below are quality websites that give important information. You may also wish to check out our ergonomics section in order to prevent these types of injuries from occurring.

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