Overuse syndrome or repetitive strain are the terms used to describe a wide range of overuse injuries affecting the muscles, tendons, and nerves of the body such as the neck, back, chest, shoulders, arms and hands.

Symptoms of overuse syndrome may include:

  • Muscle discomfort
  • Pains and aches
  • Muscle tightness
  • Numbness

There are a number of causes of repetitive strain injuries. Most commonly it is due to any repetitive work or activity performed for a long period of time.

Other factors that can lead to these injuries may include:

  • Forceful holding or movement
  • Lack of proper workplace practices
  • Poor ergonomics
  • Continuous awkward postures and movements

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

Expertise in Action

Experts in overuse syndrome and repetitive strain are essential in cases of work related injuries and can provide opinion on a range of issues including:

  • Investigating the causes of repetitive strain or overuse syndrome injuries
  • Assessing the ergonomics of workplace environments that may cause repetitive strain or overuse syndrome
  • Assessing the safety of industrial ergonomics

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For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.


The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

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  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
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A sample of our experts in Ergonomics - Overuse syndrome / Repetitive strain

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