Have You Experienced an Orthopedic Work-Related Injury?

Have You Experienced an Orthopedic Work-Related Injury?

If your work responsibilities have you on your feet and moving throughout the day, then you are at a higher risk of suffering from an orthopedic injury. In New York, about 200,000 people are injured or become ill while completing their professional responsibilities each year.

One of the most common types of acute injuries that are experienced from work-related causes are orthopedic injuries. Some of these injuries may be severe enough to require the talents of an authorized orthopedic surgeon.

If you are experiencing any of these issues, then consider reporting the injury to your supervisor and scheduling your appointment with our experienced team today.

#1. Knee Pain

Every worker is at-risk for experiencing this type of orthopedic injury while at work. Knee injuries can come from tripping over a computer cord to falling off a scaffold that was not built properly.

Knee pain may come from a wide variety of issues. Ligaments or tendons may be bruised, over-extended, or torn. There may be damage to the cartilage in the knee. Pain can even be caused by muscle sprains and strains that occur around the joint area.

Knee pain is something you should never ignore. If something happened at work and your knee is now hurting, follow the workers’ compensation rules and schedule time with a specialist right away.

#2. Ankle Pain

Ankle pain is also a common orthopedic injury that occurs in virtually every workplace in New York. Injuries to the ankle are common from slips, trips, and falls. Many workers write-off ankle injuries as something that occurs because they feel like they were careless. The problem that occurs with an ankle injury is that it can lead to additional joint issues if not treated, including arthritis. Untreated ankle injuries may also make repetitive injuries more likely to the same joint in the future.

If you’ve suffered a workplace accident and are suffering from ankle pain because of it, then don’t ignore the pain. See a workers’ compensation doctor about the issue.

#3. Shoulder Pain

This type of injury tends to occur more often with workers who have lifting and carrying responsibilities as part of their job description. When your muscles become over-exerted or there is repetitive strain placed on your shoulder joint, it is possible for a work-related injury to occur.

One of the primary symptoms of a shoulder injury, outside of pain, is limited joint movement. Trauma to the joint results in swelling, which may not always be visible from the outside, making the arm difficult to move.

#4. Neck and Back Pain

Do you sit at the computer all day, every day? Does your back or neck hurt after working all day? Then there is a good chance that you’re increasing the risk of a neck or back injury in the future.

Many back and neck injuries can be prevented with some simple precautions.

1. Sit in your chair with proper posture.
2. Tilt your computer monitor to avoid neck strain.
3. Get up every hour to walk around for about 5 minutes.

This type of injury can cause discomfort for months, and sometimes years, if it occurs. If your back or neck hurts from an incident that happened at work, then you may be eligible to initiate the workers’ compensation process and have a specialist address your concerns.

#5. Hip Pain

If you have fallen at work or suffered a side-impact injury, then hip pain is a common outcome that is experienced. Hip pain is just as serious as shoulder pain as it can limit your mobility. Even if you sit at a desk, inflammation can develop hip pain that is just as bothersome as if you had slipped and fallen.

An orthopedic specialist can diagnose your injury, work to reduce inflammation if it is present, and then help you regain your mobility, so you can get back to what it is that you do best.

What to Do If You Think You Have a Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you’ve been injured at work, then it is important that you follow your employer’s policies and the requirements issued by the State of New York.

Obtain first aid or necessary medical treatments as soon as possible. Our clinic is authorized by the Workers’ Compensation Board, which means you can seek treatment here. In an emergency, you can visit any provider.

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