6 MSDs - Ergo

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Target the Problem,
Not the Symptom
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Musculoskeletal Disorders
(MSDs)
Too Much
Wear and
Tear and Not
Enough
Recovery
Time
Perspectives On MSDs
• MSDs are common
• Most of us have
experience
• Home & work
• Usually mild &
temporary
• Can be disabling
Every Human Activity
Work
Home
Recreation
Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal
Disorders
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Tendonitis
Epicondylitis
Rotator cuff syndrome
De Quervain’s disease
Trigger finger
Ulnar nerve compression
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Ganglion Cyst
Ganglion Cyst
Upper Extremity
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Development Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tendon
Sheath
Inflamed
Tendons
Irritated
Nerves
Nerves
Nerve
•Electric current travels
up the nerve
•Fat does not conduct
electricity
•Message moves
quickly when the nerve
is healthy.
•Message is inhibited
when nerve is
damaged.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Upper Extremity
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Intersection Syndrome
Intersection Syndrome
Intersection Syndrome
Intersection Syndrome
Intersection Syndrome
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Trigger Finger
DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
Lateral Epicondylitis
(Tennis Elbow)
Medial Epicondylitis
(Golfers Elbow)
Shoulder
Rotator Cuff
Rotator Cuff Attachment
Biceps Tendonitis
Biceps Tendonitis
Biceps Tendonitis
Radial Nerve
Rotator Cuff Muscles
Plantar Fasciitis
Conditions Associated
with the Spine
Lumbar Degenerative
Disc Disease
Lumbar Degenerative
Disc Disease
Lumbar Degenerative
Disc Disease
Lumbar Vertebrae
Spinal Disc
Disc Bulge
Disc Herniation
Pressure on Low Back in Various
Postures
Pressure on Low Back in Various
Postures
Reclined Position
Reclined sitting posture.
The user's torso and neck
are straight and recline
between 105 and 120
degrees from the thighs.
The knees should be slightly
below the hips.
Sitting Upright
Upright sitting posture.
The user's torso and neck
are approximately vertical
and inline, the knees
should be equal to or
lower than the hips.
Low Back Extension
Proper Lifting Techniques
The Power Lift
•Get close to the object and
move over the load as much
as possible.
•Place your feet on each
side of the object.
•Lift with your legs keeping
your back straight, your
buttocks out and your head
up.
•Lift smoothly and breath.
Proper Lifting Techniques
The Golfers’ Lift
•Place one hand down on
fixed surface to support
upper body.
•Keep back straight and
raise one leg out behind you
as you lean down to pick up
the object.
•To lift look up, push down
on the fixed surface and you
lower your leg.
•Lift smoothly and breath.
Early Intervention
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Ice Packs (20 minutes)
Ice Massage (10 minutes)
Ibuprofen/Naproxen/Aspirin (follow directions)
Recovery time
Waiting results in a longer recovery time
and possibly surgery.
Rest and Recovery
• Give your body the
time it needs to rest
and recover from
physical exertion and
injury.
• Proper nutrition is
essential for healing
as well
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