How can repeating the same movement over and over damage my health

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Joints are places in the body where bones come together. At these joints tendons connect the bones to muscle. If you repeat the same movement over and over while working, the tendon can be damaged. Injuries to the wrists and elbows are common with farming and factory work. Injuries to the knees are common among domestic workers (‘house-maid’s knee’), miners, and other workers who kneel for a long time.


  • Pain and tingling in the part of your body that repeats the movement.
  • For wrists, you will feel pain in your hand when your wrist is gently tapped.
  • A grating feeling when you place your hand over the joint and move it.
  • Burns, A. A., Niemann, S., Lovich, R., Maxwell, J., & Shapiro, K. (2014). Where women have no doctor: A health guide for women. Hesperian Foundation.
  • Audiopedia ID: en030119