When you are managing a health condition at work, it’s important to get support so you don’t make the condition worse.
See below for tips on managing your particular condition:
Musculoskeletal conditions or injuries include back conditions, knee injuries, shoulder problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
When you have a musculoskeletal condition or injury, you may need to make adjustments in the way you move and the way you do certain tasks. You may even need to change some old habits at work. The study of how to incorporate adjustments into your day is known as ergonomics.
Bad posture, how you move your body, doing the same motion over and over again—these workplace habits can lead to pain or discomfort, especially if you already have an injury. Even if you have a supportive office chair, have high-tech tools, or work with state-of-the-art equipment, you may still have pain if your gear hasn’t been properly adjusted for your body. By learning good ergonomics for your job, you can help protect yourself and those around you.
There are three things to remember no matter what industry you work in or what type of work you do:
If you work in an office, or at home, chances are you’re one of the 139 million Americans who work on a computer. Back problems, neck pain, headaches, and even problems with vision can be caused by poorly adjusted equipment. Here are some things you can do to help improve your office ergonomics and avoid a knee or back reinjury:
Service jobs can range from sedentary to very active. Here are tips to help make your job as a service worker more comfortable and avoid reinjuring your knee or back:
Industrial jobs are physically demanding. Here are some tips to help you avoid back and knee reinjuries on the job:
The health-care industry is unique, as jobs in this industry may take place in a variety of settings—office, kitchen, maintenance, security, technical, laboratory, or patient care. You may perform office, service, and patient care tasks. Or maybe you do maintenance and technical work.
Consider the following tips to help you maintain your comfort and avoid reinjuring your knee and back while working:
The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice. You should always consult with your doctor and consider all relevant factors when you make decisions related to your health-care.
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