Repetitive Work Injuries: Physical Therapy Can Help
By Western Berks on March 21st, 2016
With so many different demands from your work life, you might have started to notice certain pains or stresses that were not there earlier in the year. These types of pains are easy to ignore especially if they are not always prominent or if they are difficult to pinpoint. However, after some time these small pains become more noticeable and in turn, more painful. If you are experiencing pain that is the result of a repetitive work strain, also called repetitive work injuries, physical therapy can help! Physical therapy can help alleviate the pain and prevent future recurrence.
Common repetitive work injuries include many different conditions including: carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, trigger finger, rotator cuff syndrome, epicondylitis (often called tennis elbow), lower back pain, and more.
Your repetitive work injury may involve several different symptoms in the affected part of your body including:
- loss of strength or coordination
- reduced range of motion or flexibility
Our physical therapy clinicians specialize in the treatment of orthopedic problems. They have years of experience understanding and treating a multitude of orthopedic complications. By nature, orthopedic problems can be very complex and are not fixed after one treatment. Our clinicians will evaluate the problem and work to get to the root cause of it so as to help eliminate the symptoms as well as any possibility of recurrence. Western Berks Physical Therapy is also more than willing to participate in all Employer’s Worker Compensation Panels. We are also happy to perform onsite visits and evaluations for repetitive work injuries or strains.
Repetitive work injuries or strains are not something to ignore! If left untreated, they can progress and worsen and may eventually require surgery. Start the new year off feeling revitalized and pain free! Do not wait to ask us more about how physical therapy can help treat your injuries and strains.