Work-Related Injuries

Work related injuries

Many times repetitive stress can cause common work related injuries. You may find yourself injured on the job. Common work injuries include spine disorders, particularly in the heavy machinery industries and cumulative trauma from repetitive motions, which can cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and tendinitis. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome can occur from standing on your feet for long periods of time and neck and back pain from poor posture from sitting while working on a computer.

Symptoms

You may feel pain in your extremities, tingling, numbness, weakness are signs that you may have an issue. It is important to let you employer know of any issues you may be experiencing as a result of your work activities.

Tests

Many of your work related injuries can be diagnosed using nerve tests such as Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Study test (NCS). Through these tests, Dr. Mir can determine the cause of your pain.

Treatment

Many times these issues can be treated without surgery. You may need therapy to relieve the pain and symptoms you are feeling. It is important that you are aware of your work surroundings and engage in activities to help prevent additional issues. Things such as, stretching, physical modalities, and exercise may help keep you from surgery. Surgery may be needed based on the severity of the injury.

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