Many of us already know that you don’t have to lift something heavy or experience an accident at work to get injured. getting injured at work doesn't mean that you were lifting heavy objects, or that an accident happened, Often, overuse of a body part or simply being in the same position for an extended period of time can cause persistent pain. Luckily there's relief for many common work related injuries. Check out what some of the most common injuries are and some quick remedies.
1. Back and Neck Strains
Back and neck pain from strains and improper mechanics is probably the most common workplace injury. This is often due to long hours sitting at a computer or desk with pure posture, poor chair support, or otherwise bad ergonomics.
Tip: All that's really needed here is to a few quick fixes. Makessure you're not slouching and make sure your chair is ergonomically correct. If you don't feel like getting a whole new chair, you can supplement the one you have with a lumbar support cushion.
2. Sore Feet
If you're on your feet all day at work the obvious associated pain will be in the foot but more that that, being on your feet at work all day without the proper structural stability can lead to knee, hip, and back problems. The foot is the foundation of the body and if your foundation isn't solid then there will be problems all the way up.
Tip:Getting the stability you need is a quick fix. All you need is an orthotic. My Wolf Orthotic which is coming soon was designed to hold the foot in the most optimal position, giving you the perfect arch which in turn gives your body the support it needs.
3. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Do you have tingling and numbness in your hands from repetitive use at work? The likely culprit is carpal tunnel syndrome from frequent repetitive motions. Most commonly this is from keyboarding or driving.
Tip: Many people jump the gun into thinking that they need surgery but there are affordable alternatives if your carpal tunnel isn't severe; a carpal tunnel brace will keep your wrist in a neutral position and in most cases this is enough to eliminate the pain.
My Carpal Tunnel Brace offers optimal pain relief by supplying maximum support and stabilization to the area.
As we get older we develop a muscle imbalance in our legs that predisposes us to knee injuries. This happens from disuse of your inside quads. The outside quads get worked out the way they should through daily routines that you likely perform at work, the inside quad does not. This disparity is what displaces the knee cap which results in pain.
Tip:Strengthening your inner quad muscle coupled by using a simple strap called a knee strap can reduce your pain right away and get you on track to recovery.
5. Shoulder Pain
Hurt your shoulder at work? Although it could be a number of problems, the most likely culprit here is a rotator cuff injury. These can occur easily as we age simply from overuse during routine tasks like lifting heavy objects. People who work with their hands are most prone to this.
Tip: Thankfully most shoulder issues recovery quickly with a few easy exercises and pain can easily be managed with icing and anti-inflammatories. Electric muscle stimulation modalities, such as a TENS Unit, can help to enhance recovery and reducing pain as well.