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What makes a workplace injury minor and how can physical therapy help your injury?

Workplace injuries happen a lot more than you may think. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries in 2019. While many of these minor workplace injuries occured in manufacturing, numerous others happened in office settings. 

Employees suffering from minor workplace injuries cannot perform at their peak. If you are experiencing pain related to a minor workplace injury, you should seek medical attention, such as from a physical therapist, so your condition does not worsen. 

What are minor workplace injuries?

Minor workplace injuries happen within the workplace and oftentimes do not require missed work. For example, some injuries may include:

  • Sprains or strains.
  • Minor puncture wounds.
  • Bruising. 
  • Small lacerations.

Sometimes, minor workplace injuries aggravate a preexisting condition such as carpal tunnel syndrome, which is common in occupations that require a lot of typing. Seeing a physical therapist can help improve your symptoms.

How physical therapy can help you

Physical therapy can be used to treat a myriad of minor workplace injuries. For example, physical therapy may be used to treat conditions related to the upper extremities. This is commonly referred to as hand therapy and can be beneficial in reducing pain and increasing strength and mobility. If you experience carpal tunnel symptoms, hand therapy may help you find relief.

Have you found yourself in the middle of a workers’ compensation claim due to a workplace injury? Arrow Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation accepts all workers’ compensation insurances. We offer our workers’ comp patients the following services: 

  • Physical therapy. 
  • Work condition/work hardening (at select locations).

Our team at Arrow PTR will work closely with you to perform an evaluation of your injury and create a customized plan to help you find relief. Our physical therapists employ a variety of treatment methods to help reduce your pain and increase your strength and mobility. We work to accommodate your schedule through same-day appointments or extended hours for treatments. If you have experienced a minor workplace injury and need treatment, reach out. Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment. 

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