Tendonitis: An Ache By Any Other Name
Tennis elbow. Trigger finger. Jumper’s knee. Golfer’s elbow.
It goes by many names, but all of these are ways to describe the same underlying condition: tendonitis. It’s a common repetitive stress injury that can trigger worker’s compensation claims. And you need to know what it is, how it works, and how you can claim for it.
Tendonitis on the Job
By its most basic definition, tendonitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon. You may feel it as a dull ache in your joint, perhaps accompanied by swelling or tenderness. If you’ve played sports, you’ve probably dealt with it at some point.
Tendonitis of itself isn’t a huge problem if caught early and treated with rest, but if left untreated it can lead to much more severe problems, including rupture. It’s a repetitive stress injury that indicates you’ve been putting the affected limb under too much stress or using it the wrong way.
Improper technique or overuse when you do the same motion over and over for your job can lead to tendonitis. If you’ve suffered an injury like tennis elbow or jumper’s knee on the job, you can claim worker’s compensation.
You may be unsure of how to proceed—worker’s compensation laws are hard to understand, and getting the maximum benefits you’re entitled to requires some knowledge of the system and the law. It takes know-how, connections and experience.
That’s where we come in.
The Bell Law Firm has been serving Oklahoma workers for over 50 years, and we’ve won 99.9% of our cases. We know worker’s compensation law. If you want to pursue a claim, give us a call and we’ll give you a free, no-obligation consultation.