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Surprising workplace injuries

Any workplace has its hazards whether you are building a skyscraper or working in an office on the 66th floor of one. It is possible to get hurt anywhere, but some injuries are just surprising.

The human body is strange, and long hours at work can take strange tolls on people. Here are a few of the ways workplace activities can cause injuries that you do not expect.

Tennis elbow isn’t just for athletes

Tennis elbow doesn’t just affect people on the courts of Wimbledon. Mechanics, plumbers, machinists and anyone else who needs to have a strong grip is at risk. It’s a repetitive motion injury that can make holding anything excruciating.

Sitting in a chair can hurt your back

In offices throughout the world, people think they are safe from common back injuries. However, that is just not the case. Sitting doesn't strain you and that’s the problem. Without regular movement, the tendons in your hips can tighten up causing debilitating pain, and that is only one problem. There are many other health concerns with sitting.

Knee injuries are a roofing concern

For people would be the biggest problem for people working way up high falling is a huge concern, but proper safety precautions can mitigate that. What can’t be helped is day after day of kneeling as you hammer in nails. Your knees, even with proper protection, will start to ache and become painful to the point you may no longer be able to work.

Coaches are at risk

Standing on the sidelines means you’re out of harm’s way, right? Maybe. But mostly, it means that if anything goes off course or out of control you are right in its path. Coaches are often in a hustle to dodge players and objects from the field in order to stay safe. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it does not.

Unwelcome surprises

An injury you didn’t expect, is still an injury you must deal with. Finding help can be tricky, but there are definitely options.

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