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
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
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
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
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
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
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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