Tradespeople are exposed to many hazards on the job, and as such, they can sustain a wide variety of injuries. These injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to more serious conditions like broken bones or even concussions.
Tradies are also at risk of both acute and chronic pain and injury in the workplace due to the physical nature of their occupation. Acute injuries can include muscle stress and strain from falls and heavy lifting and can cause severe pain, impacting everyday activity. Tradies frequently suffer from chronic pain, which is often linked to a specific incident from the past and can be caused by non-work-related factors as well.
In order to enhance your overall quality of life, it’s critical to manage both new and long-term injury and pain.
Back pain is one of the most common injuries that tradies sustain. It can be caused by a number of factors, including lifting heavy objects, carrying tools and equipment, or even just sitting or standing for long periods of time.
Neck pain is another common injury among tradespeople. It can be caused by repetitive movements, such as bending and twisting, poor posture, or even falling on the job.
Sciatica is characterised by sharp pain, tingling, and numbness in the lower back and legs, usually caused by excessive pressure on the sciatic nerve, which can be exacerbated by physical labour.
Strains occur when the muscles or tendons are stretched or torn, and can be caused by lifting heavy objects, falling, or overexertion.
Many tradesmen also experience knee pain, which can be caused by repetitive movements or injury. Knee injuries are often accompanied by swelling and stiffness, making it difficult to perform routine tasks.
Shoulder pain is another common injury among tradesmen. It can be caused by repetitive motions, such as reaching or lifting, or by falls and other accidents.
If you are a tradesman who has sustained an injury on the job, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Early treatment can help prevent long-term problems and may even improve your quality of life.
There are several treatment choices available for individuals suffering from acute or chronic pain due to work injuries, including massage, physical therapy, acupuncture, exercise, medication, nerve stimulation and more.
Our allied health professionals provide care for pain and injury relating to occupational trade
Chiropractors treat conditions that are caused by problems with the musculoskeletal system, including the spine. Chiropractic care can be effective in treating a wide range of common tradie injuries, including back pain, neck pain, and sciatica.
Osteopaths use a range of techniques, including massage and manipulation, to treat musculoskeletal conditions. Osteopathy is often used to treat injuries in tradesmen, such as strains and sprains caused by lifting heavy objects or falling on the job.
Physiotherapists treat injuries and conditions that affect movement and mobility, including back pain, neck pain, knee pain, and shoulder pain. Physiotherapy can help to improve range of motion and reduce inflammation, helping to speed recovery from work-related injuries.
Podiatrists treat issues with the feet and lower limbs. For tradesmen who spend a lot of time on their feet and are at risk of knee or foot injuries, podiatrists can provide treatment options for existing conditions and recommend preventative measures to prevent future ones.
Whether you are suffering from acute or chronic pain, there are several effective treatments available for work injuries in tradesmen. By working with an allied health professional, you can enjoy faster recovery times and improved quality of life.