The term used for health disorders caused by repeated biomechanical stress due to ergonomic hazards. CTDs are a class of musculoskeletal disorders involving damage to the tendons, tendon sheath, synovial lubrications of the tendon sheaths, or the related bones, muscles, and nerves of the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck and back. The most frequent occupationally induced disorders in this class include: carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis (tennis elbow), tendonitis, tenosynovitis, synovitis, stenosing tenosynovitis of the finger, DeQuervain's Disease, and low back pain.
Term used for injuries that occur over a period because of repeated trauma or exposure to a specific body part, such as the back, hand, wrist and forearm. Muscles and joints are stressed, tendons are inflamed, nerves pinched or the flow of blood is restricted. Common occupational induced disorders in this class include carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis (tennis elbow), tendinitis, tenosynovitis, synovitis, stenosing tenosynovitis of the finger, DeQuervian's Syndrome, and low back pain.