Is Occupational Overuse Syndrome a physical injury?

The problem for sufferers of occupational overuse syndrome is that from both a medical and legal perspective, it is difficult to differentiate between psychological and physiological pain. Pain is a subjective issue. At one end of occupational overuse syndrome, there will be clear evidence of a sprain or strain involved with carpal tunnel syndrome. At the other end, there will be no or inconclusive evidence of physical pain for fibromyalgia or non-specific arm pain (‘NSAP’) where no actual physical injury can be identified. There must be a causal connection between a specified event or specified events that caused a physical
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