Work-Related Pain in Leigh-on-Sea & Southend-on-Sea, Essex

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Work-Related Pain

We offer therapies for Work-Related Pain in Southend-on-Sea, Essex at The Body Matters. Treatment is available from our clinic based in Leigh-on-Sea, in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. We also offer telephone & online support. Call us on 01702 714968 for more information.

What is work-related pain?

Work-related pain refers to discomfort or injuries resulting from activities performed at work. It can affect muscles, joints, tendons, and nerves, commonly occurring due to repetitive motions, poor ergonomics, heavy lifting, or prolonged sitting or standing. Work-related pain can impair job performance, decrease productivity, and lead to physical and mental health issues if not addressed promptly with preventive measures and appropriate treatment.

What causes work-related pain?

The way we are set up in society today means that there are more sedentary jobs than at any time in human history. The result of this has been an upturn in both lower back and neck pain. Statistics demonstrate that around 80% of the population will have at least one episode of intense lower back pain at one point in their life, meaning it is absolutely normal to have suffered from your back at some stage. A bigger problem is persistent back pain where the pain is always there as an unrelenting reminder that something is wrong.

Medical evidence has demonstrated that persistent back pain more often than not has nothing to do with the anatomical structures in the back or spine and more to with sensitivity created by poor lifestyle habits, such as sitting for too long periods, emotional/psychological/work-related stresses that cause muscle tension and even poor sleep patterns or just too little sleep.

What are work-related MSK disorders?

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are a group of painful disorders of muscles, tendons, and nerves.

Types of work-related musculoskeletal disorders include:

  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Overuse syndrome
  • Cumulative trauma disorders
  • Occupational cervicobrachial disorders
  • Soft tissue disorders

What are the most affected areas of the body by work-related pain?

The most affected areas of the body by work-related pain often include:

  • Back: Due to heavy lifting, poor posture, or prolonged sitting.
  • Neck and Shoulders: From repetitive motions, awkward postures, or carrying heavy loads.
  • Wrists and Hands: Resulting from repetitive tasks, such as typing or assembly work.
  • Knees and Legs: Due to prolonged standing, kneeling, or lifting.
  • Head and Eyes: From eye strain due to prolonged screen time or exposure to bright lights.
  • Arms and Elbows: Occurring from repetitive motions or tasks that strain the arms.
  • Feet: Due to standing for long periods or improper footwear.
  • Joints: Various joints can be affected depending on the nature of the work and repetitive movements involved.

These areas may experience pain, stiffness, swelling, numbness, tingling, or other symptoms as a result of work-related activities.

What treatments are available for work-related pain at The Body Matters?

Our therapists will look to identify specific factors that may be contributing to your work-related pain and offer practical advice on ways to reduce this through targeted exercise or small changes that could be made to reduce the stresses on the sensitive tissues.

Remote Consultations Available

We continue to use remote consultations to provide our services without physical interaction, if required, by shifting some appointments to video consultations.

Read our Remote Consultations page for more information.

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Call 01702 714968 for more information about treatments for work-related pain in Southend-on-Sea & Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, and find out more about how The Body Matters can help you.

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We are open on weekdays and Saturdays, with early morning and evening appointments available on request. We offer remote consultations to provide our services without physical interaction.

To book an appointment telephone 01702 714968 or click here to send us an email.