Is Tendonitis Eligible for Workers' Compensation?

Tendonitis is a common ailment, especially among individuals whose professions involve repetitive or manual work that places strain on joints and various body parts.
Is Tendonitis Eligible for Workers' Compensation?
Published Date
June 12, 2023

Tendonitis is a common ailment, especially among individuals whose professions involve repetitive or manual work that places strain on joints and various body parts. This condition results in pain and soreness in affected joints and body regions. Tendonitis can be attributed to both work-related activities and tasks involving repetitive motions at home. Whether tendonitis qualifies as a work-related injury and makes you eligible for workers' compensation, depends on your doctor's ability to establish a connection between the condition and work-related activities.

If you suspect that your tendonitis is a result of your job-related duties, it's essential to report it promptly to your supervisor or manager. Subsequently, seek a specialized doctor in New York experienced in workers' compensation cases. Timely diagnosis of your tendonitis injury is crucial for symptom management and the road to recovery. To ensure your injury is considered work-related and secure the benefits you're entitled to, you must adhere to New York's procedures and workers' compensation laws.

Varieties of Tendonitis

Tendonitis can affect different joints and body parts, including:

  1. Bursitis of the Shoulder: 

This type of tendonitis impacts the shoulder and can cause pain from the shoulder to the elbow and forearm, especially when raising your arm above your head.

  1. Achilles Tendinitis: 

Often caused by overuse, this condition results from the stretching of the Achilles tendon and can lead to inflammation and tears due to weakened calf muscles. Occupations involving activities like stair climbing can contribute to Achilles tendonitis.

  1. Tennis Elbow: 

Repetitive gripping and turning movements of the hands can cause tennis elbow. It affects the tendon located in the outer elbow, radiating pain through the upper arm.

  1. Rotator Cuff Tendinitis: 

Jobs that involve actions such as pushing, pulling, reaching, or lifting your arms above shoulder height can lead to rotator cuff tendinitis. It typically causes pain at the top of the shoulder, extending to the upper arm.

Treatment for Tendonitis

Tendonitis, characterized by inflammation due to repetitive stress, typically begins with conservative treatment and may progress to surgery if necessary. Treatment options include:

  • Application of ice compresses
  • Use of anti-inflammatory medications
  • Strength and physical therapy
  • Adequate rest
  • Support wraps and braces
  • Cortisone shots
  • Periodic breaks from repetitive job-related tasks
  • Surgical intervention

As tendonitis often results from the repetition of stressful movements, recovery may take time. If you don't observe significant improvement, your doctor might recommend nerve damage testing, potentially leading to corrective surgery.

To diagnose and treat a wide range of injuries, including tendonitis, contact HEMA, a dedicated facility and team of physicians. We provide assistance to patients with work-related injuries, such as New York State Workers' Compensation cases, and those affected by various injury causes, including slip-and-fall incidents and car accidents (New York State No-Fault).

Don't delay your pursuit of the benefits you deserve. Contact HEMA for comprehensive care and support right away!

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