Make sure you have a physician who knows the workers' compensation system If you've never been injured at work before, you may be surprised by how complex and challenging the workers' compensation system can become. You need to report the injury to your employer as soon as possible and file certain paperwork with the NYS… Continue Reading Navigating Your Work Injury: The Importance of a Workers' Compensation Doctor

Back pain is one of the most common ailments that afflict Americans. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, back pain affects 80 percent of adults at some point in their lives. The causes of back pain can be numerous, ranging from acute injuries to chronic medical conditions. Some of the most… Continue Reading Relieving Back Pain: Percutaneous Discectomy is a Minimally Invasive Procedure

Common shoulder injuries explained by experienced NY orthopedic surgeons Pain from shoulder injuries affects millions of workers in various industries. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), shoulder pain affects 18% to 26% of adults at some point in their lives. Sometimes the pain can be intolerable, forcing people to miss work. Fortunately,… Continue Reading Work-Related Shoulder Pain: Causes & Treatment

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a neurological disorder, occurs when the median nerve that runs from the forearm to the palm is compressed at the wrist. This can result in symptoms such as numbness, weakness, pain in the hand and wrist, and swelling of the fingers, which can significantly impact an individual's daily functioning. There are… Continue Reading Understanding Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery and Its Benefits

A knee injury can have a negative impact on your quality of life Knee ligament injuries such as ACL tears are some of the most common knee injuries that people sustain on the job. Depending on the type and severity, a knee ligament injury can be painful and debilitating. Treatment typically involves medication, physical therapy,… Continue Reading Work Injuries: How Do You Know if Your Knee Ligament is Damaged?

Orthopedic hip surgeons in New York discuss the causes and symptoms of work-related hip bursitis. The hips support much of your body weight and are also responsible for your upper leg mobility. When you injure a hip, not only may you experience pain, but you may become very limited from everyday movements. Hip injuries don't… Continue Reading Hip Bursitis is a Common Work Injury

Breaking a bone at work can be painful and traumatic Treating broken bones and fractures is complex because there are so many different ways a bone can break. Depending on your workplace injury and other factors such as age and health, your treatment may differ from someone else suffering from a similar fracture. At Island… Continue Reading Treating Broken Bones & Fractures Sustained at Work

Experienced doctors explain different pain management treatments More than 120,000 people each year on average in New York sustain a serious, work-related injury or illness, according to annual data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for New York. And many of these work-related injuries can be very painful. If you get hurt… Continue Reading What Medical Treatments Relieve Pain Caused By Work-Related Injuries?

  Arthroscopic surgeons in New York detail what you can expect if you need total knee replacement surgery. Those who suffer from osteoarthritis and other types of arthritis commonly need total knee replacement (TKR) surgery. When the joint cartilage breaks down, patients will have limited movement and pain. This surgery is the best way to… Continue Reading Total Knee Replacement Surgery & Recovery Time