Some of the most common work-related injuries involve the back and the hands. For the worker who relies on his or her back to perform duties, such as lifting and loading, an injury can mean lost time and lost income. The use of computers in the workplace may have taken some of the burden off our backs, but with it, we have seen an increase in stress and injury to the hands, elbow, neck, and shoulders. Repetitive stress injuries can manifest in a variety of ways. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome are just two of the injuries that can result from overuse and/or improper use of our hands and arms while we work.
Whether your work-related injury occurred suddenly from an accident, fall, or lifting a heavy object, or from years of typing at the computer, the team at Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County can help. We have over 40 years experience treating all types of work-related injuries. It is our goal to see you through to a full recovery, allowing you to return to work in your full capacity, free of pain.