Category: Work Injuries

505, 2022

What is tendonitis?

Tendonitis is a condition that describes the inflammation of the tendon.

Tendons are collagen-fiber tissues that connect the bones and muscles, which allow the body to move. There are thousands of tendons in the body. They allow each joint of the body to bend, flex, or rotate during movement.

As the tendon becomes inflamed, it swells and causes pain and stiffness during movement. Usually, people feel tendonitis pain near the joint. It’s often confused with arthritis.

Tennis elbow, trigger finger, De Quervain’s syndrome, and runner’s knee are common conditions affecting the tendons. Of course, tendonitis can also affect the shoulders, ankles, and toes.

Sometimes tendonitis […]

306, 2020

Meet Barbara Machtan, Worker’s Compensation Coordinator

Barb Machtan, MS, CRC, CCM, is the Workers Compensation Coordinator for Bone & Joint locations in Medford, Merrill, Plover, and Wausau.

Barb joined Bone & Joint in the Summer of 2010, to serve as a liaison between medical care providers, workers compensation claims representatives, nurse case managers, employers, and injured workers. Barb has decades of experience in worker’s compensation and can effectively trouble-shoot even the most complicated cases.

Barb received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology from UW-Stevens Point in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. She earned her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from UW-Stout […]

3004, 2020

Is working at home becoming a pain. . .

In your Neck? Back? Or Shoulders?

It could be, if you’re working at your kitchen table, on your couch, or while sitting in your favorite chair.

With “Safer at Home” orders extended, and classes canceled, more people are working at home. Don’t create extra problems by sacrificing ergonomics.

Ergonomics is the science of designing a comfortable environment that lessens the stress and strain on our joints and muscles.

When it comes to the home office, setting up an ergonomically correct workstation is just as important as it is at a traditional office, maybe even more so.

Let’s look at some […]

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