What is a Musculoskeletal Injury?

It is common for employees at the workplace to suffer from a host of injuries and work related accidents. While some of them may turn out to be fatal, in most cases employees who face minor problems can make personal injury claims and continue with their normal routine.

Among personal injuries brain injuries and musculoskeletal injuries are considered to be the most severe. Should this happen to you, go immediately to a medical centre. That’s primarily because these types of injuries take longer to heal and require high costs and long term medical attention.

Direct damage to muscular or skeletal systems

When a person experiences direct physical damage to the muscular system or skeletal system then it is categorized as a musculoskeletal injury. Musculoskeletal Injuries affect the bones, muscles, tendons, nerves, blood vessels and other tissues either in way of a tear or fracture.

Some common terms used to describe musculoskeletal Injuries include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Bursitis, Tenosynovitis, Tendinitis etc. Common ailments like ligament tears and sprains may also sometimes be categorized into types of musculoskeletal Injuries.  

Knowing the symptoms

After an injury, it takes time to visit a doctor to identify the extent of physical damage or injury to the body. However, you can easily identify a musculoskeletal injury by the following symptoms: Pain in the body, limbs, feet, any spot that was affected by the fall or accident, sudden swelling, numbing feeling, tingling sensation, tiredness in the affected area, heaviness etc, sudden rise in body temperature etc. These are common to those people who work in construction sites.

Victims who suffer from musculoskeletal Injuries will eventually face a host of other illnesses and physical problems.