Updated: Jun 11
Have you ever started having a particular pain that now doesn’t want to go away? Have you paid attention to when and how it starts? Aren’t you curious about why is it happening? Many times, the pain is related to common daily activities, like the ones you have to do in your work occupation.
Pain and related occupations:
1. Shoulder pain
In this group, we have hairdressers, carpenters, swimmers, weightlifters, car washers, and painters, among others.
2. Elbow pain
People that work in carpentry, woodchoppers, or athletes in tennis, weight lifting, or javelin are at risk too.
3. Wrist pain
Here we have seamstresses, hairstylists, musicians, office workers, painters, and tailors.
4. Neck pain
Secretaries, loaders, writers, nurses, gardeners, plasterers, painters, and dentists are some workers that get affected by neck pain.
5. Knee pain
Construction workers, roofers, gardeners, plumbers, electricians, volleyball players, floor installers, and farmers enter this group.
6. Ankle and foot pain
Some occupations that can cause ankle/foot pain are healthcare workers, hairstylists, cashiers, classroom teachers, restaurant workers, dancers, and runners.
7. Hip pain
Firefighters, farmers, construction workers, and healthcare workers can suffer hip pain.
8. Back pain
This group includes construction workers, mechanics, nurses, dentists, warehouse workers, movers, manual laborers, and many others.
9. Leg pain
Persons affected are in occupations like machine operators, truck drivers, postal workers, stockroom workers, first responders, mechanics, and construction workers.
People in other occupations are also at high risk of developing pain. Therefore, it is very important to follow safety measures to avoid work-related injuries and visit your primary care provider if you are experiencing any of these pains. It is most likely, that you will need an imaging study to assess the affected area. From there, the options might be medications to control pain, physical therapy, local injections, or maybe surgery. Don’t wait until it is too late.
As always, remember to stay healthy and come back for the next topic.
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