We recommend visiting a foot specialist after being injured at work. Job injuries can be caused by repetitive motion in addition to a sudden and dramatic accident. This is something that most workers do not understand. Since the majority of people associate an accident or injury the only way to seek worker's compensation benefits, some workers who suffer from foot pain simply live with it instead of seeking help. The reality is that doing something like standing or walking all day can also lead to a long-term injury, one that could be covered by worker's compensation benefits. We recommend visiting our office for an examination and contacting your HR department to discuss how worker's compensation benefits could pay for your recovery.
Ultimately, our goal is to help our patients reach a level of recovery that allows them to live life without mobility restrictions or unnecessary discomfort. As a foot specialist, we have a great deal of experience treating foot injuries and helping to improve our patients' mobility. Patients who visit our office have a much greater chance of recovering than those who tried to treat their feet at home or visit a general physician. This is because we have available procedures and treatment options that patients will not have access to without visiting our office.
We recommend that workers visit our office after the following:
1. Suffering from a traumatic work injury
A work injury that causes a clear foot problem or makes it difficult to stand or walk without pain requires immediate medical intervention. We are the right physician to provide it.
2. Pain that has been increasing
It is normal to experience sore feet and minor foot pain after standing all day or walking around nonstop. However, if the pain is persistent and it has begun to increase, it is time to schedule an appointment to make sure that there is not a foot injury that needs to be treated. As a foot specialist, we can conduct an examination and determine if this discomfort is caused by simply standing for too long a period of time or if there is a condition that can be treated.
3. Obvious sores, cuts, lesions or abnormalities on the feet
If there are visible abnormalities or injuries, it is important to visit our office for help right away. Many people attempt to treat these issues at home, only to have them spread and the infection grow. This can lead to long-term foot problems and even a loss of mobility. This is especially true for diabetics. It is important to visit a foot specialist immediately so that any sores, cuts or lesions can be treated and healed.
When patients first visit our office, we conduct an examination to determine what is causing the foot problems and begin providing treatment. Once the initial problem has been addressed, we will turn our attention to our patients' long-term health. Physical therapy may be necessary to learn about various stretches and exercises that can be done to reduce the likelihood of a re-injury.
If you have been injured at work or think that your work duties are causing foot pain, give us a call. We can conduct an examination and make a treatment recommendation so that you can begin to recover.