Wednesday, March 6, 2024

What Are Common Ergonomic Injuries?

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Do you ever get that pins and needles feeling in your hands?

Do you deal with reoccurring episodes of neck pain?

If you’re a seasoned office veteran experiencing these symptoms, you could be suffering from the consequences of poor ergonomics. Many of us think that office work is among one of the easiest jobs on your body but long hours of awkward posture can be detrimental to your health. Taking the proper precautions can help you avoid many of these injuries but it’s important to be educated so you can take the right corrective actions.

What injuries are caused by poor workplace ergonomics?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by pressure or irritation on the median nerve. This leads to numbness, tingling and pain in the hands, wrists, and forearm areas.


Tendinitis occurs when the tissue connecting muscle to bone becomes inflamed. Tendinitis can be caused by repetitive strain through poor posture, injury or even aging as tendons lose elasticity over time. Some symptoms of tendinitis are: Stiff joints, cracking and popping sounds as you move, swelling, skin discoloration and pain at the site of the tendon.

Chronic tendinitis left untreated can turn into constant dull pain, torn tendons, and loss of movement. It is best to seek treatment as early as possible for the best outcome.

Trigger Finger

Trigger finger can often result from repetitive stress on the hands and fingers through actions such as typing, playing an instrument, or using power tools. Those who suffer from trigger finger have a difficult time bending and straightening their fingers. Symptoms include a clicking sensation when moving your fingers, fingers feeling locked up and pain and tenderness at the base of the finger. 

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Visit Dr. Gessert for Relief from Neck Pain Due to Ergonomic Injuries

If Dr. Gessert does not believe that chiropractic is the best method to cure your neck pain or ergonomic injury, he will refer you to someone in his extensive field of specialists.

Why should you seek chiropractic care for ergonomic injuries? We believe that we can give you the best advice and treatment to get you back on track to a fulfilling career and pain-free life!

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