Are you feeling the aches and pains of your job? You're not alone. From strains and sprains to herniated discs and carpal tunnel, the daily grind can take a toll on our bodies. But it doesn't have to be this way.
Your job might be taking a toll on your health. Whether you’re up and moving or sitting at a desk all day, there is a good chance your body is being affected by your daily routine. Common work-related injuries include strains and sprains, cuts and lacerations, back injuries, and degenerative injuries such as Carpal tunnel syndrome. Different jobs have different levels of risk when it comes to injury, but back injuries tend to be the most common.
Common Work Injuries
Jobs that involve heavy lifting, repetitive motions, and prolonged periods of standing or sitting can lead to pain and inflammation. Some examples include construction work, teaching, nursing, and truck driving. Jobs that require you to twist your spine or have awkward postures causing inflammation and pain.
Some common work injuries that people experience include:
It is important to note that many injuries may have a gradual onset and may not be immediately apparent. These back injuries can lead to chronic pain and disability if left untreated.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is another very common work injury that stems from repetitive movements such as typing on a computer. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes compressed or squeezed at the wrist. This compression can cause symptoms such as numbness, tingling, weakness, and pain in the hand and fingers. It is also associated with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and pregnancy. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is usually treated with a combination of rest, splinting, physical therapy and in some cases, medication or surgery.
There are a variety of different treatments for sciatica. Each treatment plan at Garden State Pain and Orthopedics is personalized to each individual patient. Depending on your individual history, your treatment plan for Sciatica may include physical therapy, medications, surgery, and injections.
At Garden State Pain and Orthopedics, we are able to treat all chronic pain conditions and most work injuries. Our team is composed of six pain medicine physicians, an orthopedic surgeon, and a foot and ankle specialist that treat a comprehensive range of injuries. For more information about our treatments visit our services page, or click “Book Now” to schedule an appointment.