Many people associate on-the-job injuries with labor-intensive jobs, such as factory workers, construction zone workers, or even athletes. But in spite of the lowered level of activity, office workers can experience many types of injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, neck strain, and spine issues. So how can office workers seek help for these persistent and chronic conditions? Life Fitness Physical Therapy has the answer.
What Injuries do Office Workers Experience?
Back pain is one of the most common issues that office workers experience, and subsequently, it is the issue that their physical therapists treat most often. Back pain arises for a number of reasons, but above all else, for the average office worker, it is related to the issue of posture. If a worker is not supplied with an ergonomically correct chair that encourages correct posture, it becomes easy to slouch or hunch over throughout the day. Sitting like that for hours on end eventually can lead to both upper and lower back pain, which your physical therapist will be able to address with a number of different exercises and tips for improving posture. There are other injuries that office workers can experience as well, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an irritation or swelling of the nerves in the wrist and hand, which can lead to loss of sensation and pain. Strengthening these muscles and tendons with physical therapy can both treat the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome and prevent it from reoccurring.
If you are an office worker who is experiencing persistent pain, do not think that just because yours is not a labor-intensive job that it does not merit seeking help. Call Life Fitness today to set up a consultation with a physical therapist!
Life Fitness Physical Therapy in Columbia, MD and other Baltimore Physical Therapy locations are open for you to start and maintain a healthy fitness routine. Contact Life Fitness Physical Therapy to schedule your appointment by calling 410.368.1026.
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