Definition of occupational overuse syndrome in English:

occupational overuse syndrome


mass nounNZ
  • A condition in which the prolonged performance of repetitive actions, typically with the hands, causes pain or impairment of function in the tendons and muscles involved.

    ‘she had to quit her job because of occupational overuse syndrome’
    • ‘He was a long term beneficiary due to "chronic occupational overuse syndrome".’
    • ‘Learning to use her left hand in itself was difficult, but it was made worse by the Occupational Overuse Syndrome which caused pain in the left side of her neck and her left arm and wrist.’
    • ‘These legions should be considered as an "occupational overuse syndrome".’
    • ‘He said the professor had been the subject of many complaints over his advice about occupational overuse syndrome in the 1990s.’
    • ‘Even though the Labour Department acknowledged in 1998 that occupational overuse syndrome had been a problem in Telecom, it chose not to prosecute the company.’
    • ‘Occupational Overuse Syndrome is a condition that is gradually getting more widely recognised.’
    • ‘It was apparent that none of the people consulted had any idea what the matter was as their guesses varied from a spider-bite to Occupational Overuse Syndrome.’
    • ‘I have had Occupational Overuse Syndrome for almost 10 years and this has recently significantly improved.’
    • ‘Participants were asked whether they had any history of Occupational Overuse Syndrome with either hand.’
    • ‘The pain got so bad that I went to the GP in the holiday resort who said it was a form of Occupational Overuse Syndrome.’