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Pain in the neck and upper limb is common and contributes considerably to absence from work due to sickness. Evidence suggest that prolonged abnormal posture and repetition contribute to such conditions. Psychosocial risk factors may also play a part in the aetiology of upper limb disorders.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/ard.2003.020016

Type

Journal article

Journal

Annals of the rheumatic diseases

Publication Date

10/2005

Volume

64

Pages

1391 - 1396

Addresses

Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Mayfield House, University of Brighton, Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9PH, UK. k.walker-bone@bsms.ac.uk

Keywords

Humans, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Shoulder Pain, Tennis Elbow, Neck Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Occupational Diseases, Cumulative Trauma Disorders, Risk Factors, Occupational Exposure