Work related injuries can disrupt both your work and your leisure time. At Woodlands Hand To Shoulder Foot and Ankle Center in Shenandoah, Sugarland, and Humble, Texas, the team of dedicated integrative medicine specialists understands the discomfort and function issues work-related injuries can cause, and they’re here to help. Book your appointment online or call the office nearest to you today.
A work-related injury is any injury that happens at your place of work, while performing work duties outside the workplace, or as a result of long-term repetitive movements or overuse in the workplace.
Some of the most common work-related injuries include:
Broken bones, or fractures, can happen in any part of your body. Some common examples include broken shoulder, ankle fractures, elbow fractures, and hand fractures. Fractures can occur with direct impact, falls, dropped objects, machinery accidents, or in a variety of other ways.
Sprains affect your ligaments, which join bones. A sprain occurs with excessive ligament stretching or a ligament tear. Ankle sprains are one of the most common types of a sprain. Sprains frequently happen with trauma to the ankle, losing your footing, and falls.
Strains affect your tendons and muscles. Back muscle strains are a typical example. A strain can involve overstretching or tearing. Strains usually occur with repetitive movements.
Shoulder rotator cuff injuries affect the group of muscles and tendons that hold your shoulder joint in place. This type of injury can occur with sudden falls, but it can also develop gradually over time.
Workplace injuries can also take many other forms, including nerve entrapments, lacerations, chemical damage, hearing loss, vision loss, and more. Woodlands Hand To Shoulder Foot and Ankle Center primarily specializes in workplace injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
Woodlands Hand To Shoulder Foot and Ankle Center evaluates your wound by reviewing your symptoms and the circumstances around the injury. They perform a physical exam and evaluate your movement to determine how the injury impacts your function.
You'll typically need imaging tests, such as X-ray, MRI, or CT scan, to verify diagnosis and guide treatment planning.
Your treatment includes customized care that emphasizes a rapid recovery. The team offers both nonsurgical medical therapies and surgery based on your injury and needs. If you require surgery, the surgeons always use advanced minimally invasive techniques if possible.
Many people with workplace injuries use bracing or other types of immobilization as they heal, along with physical therapy and pain medicine as needed.
If you have a work injury, call Woodlands Hand To Shoulder Foot and Ankle Center or book an appointment online today.