by Work Right NW

At Work Right NW, we hope you know we’re all about injury PREVENTION! In our effort to put a dent in healthcare, we provide training on proper ergonomics, identify and reduce ergonomic hazards, and encourage early reporting and intervention. Unfortunately, musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries still happen. They typically manifest themselves in sprains, strains, delayed onset muscle soreness, or lacerations, punctures, and abrasions.

Dealing with Discomfort

Do you know how to effectively manage an MSK issue that results in the best care for an industrial worker? Try out this handy decision tree when you believe you have discomfort caused by overexertion such as pushing, pulling, lifting, holding, carrying, or throwing. Is the discomfort affecting your job performance? Follow the questions and find out what you should do next.


Discomfort and First Aid Decision Tree for the Industrial Athlete

The Work Right NW Clinician Is Here For You!

A Work Right clinician will be happy to help you walk through each of these questions and put you on the right track. We’ll talk through causes, prevention, any necessary first aid treatment, and when it’s time to see a doctor. You’ll avoid further injury and return to work as quickly as possible. Remember, we can help you with work-related and non-work related discomfort. Make an appointment and come see us at your site’s Wellness Center!

Looking for More?

Check out this resource on musculoskeletal first aid! Work Right NW breaks down the common musculoskeletal injury types – sprains and strains, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), and lacerations, punctures and abrasions. Each injury type provides information on the causes of injury, signs and symptoms, and first aid treatment recommendations. Finally, it describes what symptoms should be  present when it’s time to see a doctor.

Be sure to check out our other blogs for further injury prevention education and tips from Work Right NW!