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Two work-related injuries that are common in El Paso, TX

Work-Related Injury

According to the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), about two in every 100 full-time workers in Texas were injured at work in 2017. This means you could very likely be injured at your job in El Paso, Texas, but you may not know what kinds of injuries your job could cause. There are two common work-related injuries that could happen to you.

1.   Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where the tendons of the wrist become inflamed, and it can cause pain, numbness in the wrist and hand, and other symptoms. This condition is typically caused by repetitive movements or exposure to vibration. Carpal tunnel is common in office workers because they do repetitive movements like typing, but this work-related injury isn’t restricted to office workers. 

Assembly line workers are also at high risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. This is because they perform a specific set of movements for hours at a time. The condition can also be contracted by construction workers, especially those using jackhammers and other vibrating power tools. 

2.   Rotator cuff injuries

Rotator cuff injuries are also a common type of work-related injury. The rotator cuff is a set of four muscles and tendons that helps hold the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket. Often, this structure is damaged by the repetitive overhead movements of certain types of workers. 

For example, painters and drywall installers spend lots of time making movements above their heads. Over time, these movements can lead to microscopic tears in the rotator cuff that can develop into a serious rotator cuff injury. Overexerting the rotator cuff can also lead to an injury, and this is something warehouse and office workers should be aware of — especially if you lift a lot of heavy objects from overhead shelves. 

Border Therapy Services can help treat your work-related injuries

Are you dealing with shoulder pain from a rotator cuff injury? Do your hands feel numb because of your carpal tunnel syndrome? Border Therapy Services in El Paso offers treatment that can help with these and many other work-related injuries. 

We’ll begin your recovery process by having you come in for a one-on-one screening, and this will help us determine how your injury is affecting you. Then, we’ll build a personalized therapy plan that’s intended to treat your symptoms and provide benefits such as: 

  • Reduced pain
  • Improved mobility
  • Faster recovery
  • Decreased risk of recurrence

Our team will also work closely with your employer and insurance company to ensure all workers’ compensation paperwork is completed accurately. 

Take the next step to get our help with your work injury. Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an appointment.