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Shoulders & Arms

There are a number of early symptoms that can indicate that you may be developing a cumulative trauma disorder in the shoulder and arm:

  • Shoulders:
    • difficulty moving head
    • difficulty moving arm above head
    • decreased ability to lift using arm
    • tingling, numbness in arm and hand
    • pain radiating down arm
    • weakness in arm and hand

  • Arms:
    • difficulty twisting arm
    • reduced gripping ability
    • tingling and pain in forearm, hand and base of thumb
    • muscle fatigue in forearm

If you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms:

  • Improve your workplace by completing the Workstation Setup exercise.
  • Learn about exercises you can perform to reduce strain on your shoulders.

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