Orthopedic injuries are serious and require early treatment

On Behalf of | Nov 17, 2017 | serious injuries/wrongful death

There are many kinds of injuries that may not seem serious on the surface but end up causing you major concern. For example, a sprain might not seem serious at first, but if you keep using it without resting, it could become a problem that requires surgery.

There are dozens of orthopedic injuries that you should look out for on the job. Early treatment is the best way to make sure you don’t suffer serious complications from these injuries.

Plantar Fasciitis

This condition is the most common cause of heel pain. It’s caused by putting pressure on the plantar fascia too often. This repeated strain results in weakness as the ligament becomes inflamed and swollen.

ACL tears

ACL tears are almost immediately recognizable because of their pain. They make it hard to bend the knee and can make you unstable when standing. Sometimes, the tears are small and require rest. Other times, the tears are so bad that surgery is required.

Stress fractures

When you use a part of your body too often, it’s possible to develop a stress fracture. When the muscles fatigue, they can’t reduce the shock that comes from repeatedly impacting your body. As a result, the shock travels to your bones instead of to the muscles, causing small cracks and fractures. The pain isn’t always unbearable, but it can make it hard to walk or use the part of the body that’s affected.

Whether you have a disability from a workplace injury or are affected by repetitive-strain injuries, getting the right help can get you back on your feet. Our website has more on how to get the compensation you need.