I am currently working in LTC as a LPN on night shift. During the slow nights i like to go out onto the floor and help my cna's do rounds. In doing so i have gotten tendonitis in my right arm...from shoulder to wrist. Since i couldn't pin point one episode in particular that could have caused this i went to see my family Dr. i figured it was just from overuse and i would get some meds and all would be well. The Dr wanted me to be on lifting restrictions and stated "limit lifting to as tolerated". I made a copy and put it in the DONs mailbox, i got a call this afternoon that i was being taken off the schedule until i had a signed order from the Dr stating that i had NO restrictions!! They said they do not offer light duty for LPNs BUT there are SEVERAL cnas that are on light duty. Would this be different had i done it as a workerman's comp claim?? I know legally they can have their own policies on such issues, just makes me furious that they took me off the schedule. I do know that the CNAs all claimed WC, does that give them special treatment to be able to work as light duty?? I have heard SOOOOO many horror stories about WC that i didn't want to deal with it if i didn't have too!! Now i am wondering if i did the wrong thing?? Any advice???