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Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS)

Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS) OOS is mainly a collective form of the conditions that occur due to repeated movements of muscles or some particular posture. Thereby, it is quite common in people required to work in prolonged periods of immobility, like using computers at work. Warning Signs! when at work, you could be suffering from OOS with these kind of feature: Pain and stiffness of a joint Difficulty in moving the joint Swelling in the forearm, wrist, shoulder Muscle weakness Discomfort in the neck or shoulders Backache  In the beginning, it is not painful, as the symptoms come and go. Also, discontinuing the task tends to improve the symptoms. But, continuous use can cause severe back and neck pain and make simple tasks like holding a glass of water or opening the door look difficult.  Not just a minor pain! Although all OOS begin with mild pain, what may appear minor discomfort at the beginning could later lead to: Tiny muscle tears Nerve damage due to compression Abnormal p