Repetitive motion, the kind you may perform at work, is a common cause of wear and tear on your shoulder joint. It can lead to shoulder strains, arthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis.
Rotator cuff tendinitis is a condition in which the tendons in your shoulder become inflamed as a result of recurring motion like lifting your arm over your head. Symptoms of rotator cuff tendinitis include:
- Pain that worsens when you lift your arm
- Clicking and popping sounds when you raise your arm
- Pain, swelling, and stiffness in your shoulder joint
- Loss of mobility or strength in your shoulder and the affected arm
Other shoulder injuries may occur from slip and fall accidents at your workplace that may suddenly tear a tendon. This can lead to your tendon separating from the bones in your shoulder.
In some cases, these types of work-related shoulder injuries may heal on their own. But in other cases, you may be forced to remain out of work for an extended period and seek medical treatment for your debilitating condition, including extensive surgeries.