Get Real Help for Your Work Related Injuries
Work-related injuries come in all shapes and sizes, with some affecting you only for a day or two, and others causing you years of pain and irritation. They may affect one small body part, or they could keep you bed-ridden. Quick diagnosis and treatment is crucial to getting back to your usual self as soon as possible.
Common Work Related Injuries and Their Symptoms
Some of the most common injuries sustained at work include the following:
- Back and neck strain from poor ergonomics
- Trips, slips, and falls
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Injury from a moving part or a machine
Long-Term Effects of These Injuries
Falls can produce painful sprains or fractured bones. General overexertion or poor ergonomics can produce inflammation throughout the area, as well as pinched nerves. Other common symptoms include fatigue, shooting pain, immobility, and bruising.
Many of these injuries can produce symptoms that last for years. Joints may become stiff and may pop. Back pain may appear every morning. Nerve compression can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. You may find yourself unable to lift your usual loads, work the same number of hours, walk as quickly or sit for as long as you once did.
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How Can Physical Therapy Help?
Physical therapy can help you regain your mobility in many areas, while also decreasing the pain by reducing inflammation throughout the area. Hot and cold therapies work well for both of these needs. Manual therapy and flexibility exercises can help stretch out tight tissues, while electronic stimulation of the tissues and nerves can reduce pain.
If the lingering effects of work injuries have you feeling down, we encourage you to seek out the right treatment for your needs. Building up strength and restoring flexibility to the site are both good ways to feel more like yourself and to decrease any discomfort at the site. Physical therapy can help you with all of these needs without using any potentially addictive medications. Gentle healing is possible by using manual therapy and other treatments for reducing inflammation and improving bodily healing.
Call to schedule your free consultation today! At New Heights Physical Therapy Plus, we strive to create the ideal healing environment for our patients. Our team is dedicated to helping patients recover by providing exceptional care.
Workplace Injuries in Portland OR and Vancouver WA
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