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Repetetive Work Loosely Linked to Shoulder Pain

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Back Shoulders

"There is evidence for a positive association between highly repetitive work and shoulder MSDs. The evidence has important limitations. Only three studies specifically address the health outcome of shoulder tendinitis and these studies involve combined exposure to repetition with awkward shoulder postures or static shoulder loads." Studies usually defined repetition, or repetitive work, for the shoulder as work activities that involved cyclical flexion, extension, abduction, or rotation of the shoulder joint. Source: NIOSH Publication No. 97-141: Chapter 3. Image by Suat Eman