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No one wants to deal with a work injury. While everyone would like a vacation from work, being injured is definitely not the way to go about it. There is often a battle over workman's compensation and a reduction in pay. In addition, the pain and suffering leave something to be desired. When misfortune strikes, here are five tips to get on the road to recovery as quickly as possible after a work injury.
It's important to pay attention to the doctor. Follow all instructions carefully. Take pain medication to manage discomfort, get plenty of rest, and follow any recommended restrictions. Healing will tend to happen more quickly.
Now is not the time to be stubborn and independent. Be sure to have someone available when first coming home from the hospital. It may be necessary to have assistance with day to day tasks in the beginning. Bathing, meals, and other personal needs may not be possible to handle independently. Simply having someone check in, running errands, and providing transportation to doctor's appointments can make a world of difference.
It may not be possible to stick to a calendar for recovery from a work injury. Patience will be necessary while waiting for the body to heal. This is an excellent time to read more, rest, and gradually resume activities. If exercise is allowed, begin slowly, paying attention to the body's tolerance, and accepting limitations. Build up strength and endurance over time. Eat well, remain hydrated, and stay occupied.
Inquire about physical therapy to speed up recovery. A physician will be able to recommend the best plan of action to regain flexibility and mobility after an injury. Find out about the best services that are available to treat the injury and get consistent treatment.
Don't allow an employer to put a time frame on recovery. The body is going to heal at its own pace and no one should feel rushed to return to work until recovery has occurred. Discuss a reduced schedule to adjust to the work day.
Recovering from a work injury will mean being patient. Take medical advice, listen to the body, and get proper care. With attention to personal needs, healing will come more quickly and normal life can resume.