Workplace MSDs: Neck, arm, hand interventions rated

Gabrielle Lis

Working out at work can prevent common musculoskeletal disorders of the neck, arm and hand. Find out which other interventions make the grade and which fail to deliver according to a 2016 research review from the Institute for Work and Health.

Carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow (or epicondylitis) and tendinitis are all examples of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of the upper extremities – painful conditions and injuries affecting the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands. Ten years ago, the Institute for Work and Health (IWH) reviewed all the good quality research then available investigating workplace interventions for common MSDs. They made just one recommendation...

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Published 31 October, 2016 | Updated 08 November, 2016