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Dealing with existing ULDs

It may not be possible to prevent all cases of upper limb disorders (ULDs) but there are things you can do to help prevent symptoms occurring or getting worse whether they are caused by work or only aggravated by work activities.

Health monitoring

Occupational health provision or medical support/referral

You may have access to occupational health to which workers could be referred for help and advice with their symptoms. Occupational health provision is valuable for advising on management of cases.

People with ULDs usually completely recover if the problem is recognised early and treated appropriately.

Points to consider:

Updated 2011-10-20