Minor Workplace Injuries

Minor Workplace Injuries

Minor Workplace Injuries service in Nashville, TN

Minor workplace injuries, like falls, collisions, and concussions, require prompt diagnosis and treatment. At Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia) in Nashville, Tennessee, family practice physician assistant Steven Gardner, PA, specializes in managing minor workplace injuries. Steven uses a conservative and patient-centered treatment approach that gets you back to work quickly and in excellent health. Call Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia) to receive treatment for a minor workplace injury, or book your appointment online today.

Minor Workplace Injuries Q&A

What are some examples of minor workplace injuries?

At Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia), Steven diagnoses and treats various minor workplace injuries, including:

  • Slips and falls
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Cuts
  • Concussions
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocated joints
  • Broken bones

Steven also treats repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), like plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. These injuries occur due to general wear-and-tear or repetitive motions.

Always visit a qualified medical provider if you’re injured on the job. Even if your symptoms seem mild, it’s important to undergo screening. Without intervention and treatment, your injury might worsen, affecting your mobility and quality of life. 

What should I do if I experience a minor workplace injury?

Stop everything you’re doing and alert your immediate supervisor if you suffer a minor injury while on the job. Once you’ve done that, contact Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia) and schedule a workplace injury appointment. Take the rest of the day off work and avoid exercise or other strenuous physical activity until you’ve met with Steven.

How are minor workplace injuries diagnosed?

Steven reviews your medical records and asks about your injury, including what happened, the symptoms you’re experiencing, and if certain movements, like lying down or standing up, make them worse. 

Next, Steven completes a physical exam. He may look at your skin for bruising, redness, or swelling; test your reflexes, muscle strength, and flexibility; or gently press on your skin near the injury site to identify sensitive areas.

Some minor workplace injuries, like cuts and lacerations, are easy to see. But if you have a soft tissue injury, like a sprain or a strain, Steven orders diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI. These procedures capture photos of your bones, joints, or soft tissues, letting Steven pinpoint the cause of your discomfort.

How are minor workplace injuries treated?

Treatment of minor workplace injuries depends on several factors, including your symptoms and their severity. Steven might suggest:

  • Immobilization with a cast or splint
  • Integrative pain management injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Ice, rest, compression, and elevation
  • Custom orthotics
  • Activity changes
  • Using crutches, a cane, or a walker
  • Over-the-counter medication
  • Stitches
  • Professional wound care

The goal of treatment is to stop the pain, promote healing, and help you return to work as soon as possible. 

Call Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia) to schedule treatment for minor workplace injuries, or book your appointment online today.