Work Injury Richmond Hill

Work Injury

Work Injury Treatment Details

The number one cause of work-related injury and disability are Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. The Ontario WSIB reported from 1996-2006 that over 40% of claims totaling roughly $19 million dollars were due to MSK disorders. People who regularly do work that is repetitive in nature and repeatedly engages the same muscle group can cause these disorders as a result of fatigue and eventual damage of tissue.

MSK Disorder Body Part Impacted Symptoms
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Shoulder Pain, weakness, swelling, burning sensation or dull ache over the affected area
Tennis Elbow (Epicondylitis) Elbow Pain, weakness, swelling, burning sensation or dull ache over the affected area
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Wrist Pain, numbness, tingling, burning sensation, wasting of muscles at base of fingers, dry palm
De Quervain's Tenosynovitis Wrist Pain at the base of thumb
Tendonitis Knee or Shoulder Pain, numbness, swelling of the hands, limited range of motion
Lumbar Facet Sprain Low Back Sharp or sudden back pain
Disc Herniation Low Back or Neck Sudden pain with radiation to hands or feet

How can chiropractic care help address these issues?

Oftentimes workplaces can combat and prevent injury by following several health and safety protocols as well as by providing workers with proper workplace ergonomics. Workers can also minimize their risks of injury through chiropractic care and subscribing to other best practices focused on prevention as well.

While repetitive movement can cause strain and injury to your muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments, so can staying stagnant for long periods of time. Even sitting for long periods can cause shoulder, neck and lower back pain. It’s important to be proactive as there are many things that can be done to prevent workplace injuries from occurring. Many of which are very easy to implement or put in place.

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work injury

Here are a few tips that can help prevent work related pain and/or injury: