Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Tendinitis


Related Terms

  • Calcific Tendinitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendonopathy
  • Tenosynovitis

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Family Physician
  • Hand Surgeon
  • Internal Medicine Physician
  • Orthopedic (Orthopaedic) Surgeon
  • Physiatrist (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist)
  • Rheumatologist
  • Sports Medicine Physician

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Location of the tendinitis, its severity, the individual’s ability to control aggravating activities, treatment required, and any complications can all potentially affect the duration of disability.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
726.10 - Disorders of Bursae and Tendons in Shoulder Region, Unspecified; Rotator Cuff Syndrome NOS; Supraspinatus Syndrome NOS
726.11 - Calcifying Tendinitis of Shoulder
726.5 - Enthesopathy of Hip Region; Bursitis of Hip; Gluteal Tendinitis; Iliac Crest Spur; Psoas Tendinitis; Trochanteric Tendinitis
726.61 - Pes Anserinus Tendinitis or Bursitis
726.64 - Patellar Tendinitis
726.71 - Achilles Bursitis or Tendinitis
726.79 - Enthesopathy of Ankle and Tarsus, Other; Peroneal Tendinitis
726.90 - Enthesopathy of Unspecified Site; Periarthritis NOS; Tendinitis NOS; Capsulitis NOS
727.82 - Calcium Deposits in Tendon and Bursa; Calcification of Tendon NOS; Calcific Tendinitis NOS

Prognosis

Recovery depends on the cause or mechanism of injury for the tendinitis. The prognosis is also very good in chronic cases in which the inciting circumstances can be identified and changed. Cases requiring surgery are rare, but individuals with significant tendon damage may experience at least partial loss of function.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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