We get a lot of Frequently Asked Questions. For your convenience, we've placed as many as possible right here so that you can browse through them and get most of your questions answered immediately.
The CtdMAP Survey is a questionnaire to assess musculoskeletal pain
Numbness in the hand and fingers is usually caused by nerve entrapment at the wrist.
The MAP defines jobs by job title, Department, Group/Division, and Area/Region.
Job is defined as the job or position that an individual performs at work.
The survey is a commonly used questionnaire while the measures is the traditional physical examination.
Most people think of Repetitive Strain Disorders as an injury. Actually, Repetitive Strain Disorders (RSI) is really a misnomer.
No and possibly yes. Repetitive motion does cause friction wear damage in tissues and this contributes to CTD problems.
Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon.
People often ask why we see so many cumulative trauma disorders today, when we heard very little about this problem a few years ago.
Yes. Women are more likely to develop CTD (If CTD is defined as musculoskeletal pain).
Forward head posture is one of the leading risk factors for CTD. It is also known as slouching, or rounded-shoulders...
Another commonly overlooked but very significant CTD risk factor is lack of upper extremity support. Many jobs require you to hold your arms up slightly all day, fighting gravity...
Very frequently it is tight neck muscles and forward head posture (slouching) that will compress the nerve and blood vessels passing through the neck muscles on their way to the arm and hand...
The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome vary widely from one person to the next and from one day to the next. Typically, the symptoms start as a tingling in the first three or four fingers...
Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to save lives...
An OSHA-required form for employers to record and classify occupational injuries and illnesses, and note the extent of each case.
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. NIOSH is the institution that provides scientific data upon which OSHA makes recommendations.
MusculoSkeletal Disorders (MSDs) are injuries and disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage and spinal discs.
Yes! While OSHA’s Proposed Ergonomic Program Standard is not yet law, there are ergonomic regulations regarding everything from floor friction to screen flicker...