What activities do you do on an average day? Maybe you play sports or use your hands a lot at work. Whether or not you are active, you probably use your hands and wrists a lot throughout the day. Your daily activities could cause you to feel wrist pain, either from a sudden injury or repetitive stress.
Wrist pain is commonly caused by sudden impact that results in a sprain or a fracture. However, your pain might be caused by a long-term problem, like performing the same action with your wrists for hours each day. You may experience this work-related injury if your job involves assembly line work, using power tools, or typing.
Here are some easy ways to help protect yourself from wrist pain:
- Build bone strength. Make sure you’re taking in enough calcium to help prevent bone fractures.
- Prevent yourself from falling. Many people injure their wrist by falling onto an outstretched hand. To prevent this, make sure you wear shoes with traction and light up your living space.
- Wear protective gear. Try wearing a wrist guard during high-risk activities or while playing sports.
- Get familiar with ergonomics. If you spend long periods of time performing the same action at work, make sure to take regular breaks. When you type, keep your wrists straight and relaxed.
If you are experiencing wrist pain from your job, you may be entitled to New Jersey Workers’ Compensation benefits. Don’t hesitate to contact a Morristown Workman’s Compensation Attorney today to talk about your case. Manfred Ricciardelli has 20 years of experience protecting the rights of New Jersey residents. For a free consultation, call our office at 973-285-1100.