Work Injuries

Physical therapy can help you recover from work injuries

Have you been injured at work? Are you looking for a way to resolve your injuries so you can get back to work sooner than later? Our physical therapists will use cutting-edge treatment and proven techniques at Maximum Rehabilitation Services to help you recover completely!

Injuries are challenging for everyone, but work injuries can be particularly difficult to deal with. Getting hurt on the job is often emotionally, physically, and financially draining. For a lot of people, the pressure to get back to work to support a family makes it even more challenging. This is especially true when you have no idea how long you will be out of work.

The good news is that our team of physical therapists understands the toll a work injury takes on a person. At Maximum Rehabilitation Services, in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN, we will help you get back on your feet and back to work in no time! We are dedicated to making sure you get the quality care you deserve.

Call today to schedule an appointment with our Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, or Munster, IN physical therapy clinic!

Common workplace injuries

Injuries on the job are common, with up to three million injuries occurring every year. Although certain occupations are associated with a higher injury rate, all professions experience work-related injuries.

Physical jobs like construction work are associated with a higher percentage of injuries on the job, but office workers aren’t far behind. Jobs that are less physical, like teaching or working at a desk, often experience overuse-type injuries, and manual workers experience acute traumas. In reality, all professions can experience acute or overuse-type injuries.

Contact Maximum Rehabilitation Services if you have suffered a work-related injury, and let us help you get back on the job and back to life!

The following are some of the most common workplace injuries:

Carpal tunnel syndrome

If you notice your hands, wrists, or forearms ache daily, or that typing or working on the line has become particularly difficult and uncomfortable for you, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that can cause tingling and numbness in your fingers or hand. Usually, the symptoms are felt in the thumb and index fingers or middle or ring fingers. For some, the condition will progress, lead to weakness in the hand, and cause people to drop items.

Carpal tunnel is often associated with overuse-type injuries, particularly among construction and manufacturing workers that are required to lift, grip, and perform forceful wrist motions.

Sprains / Strains

Sprains and strains are often confused with one another!

A sprain happens when a ligament is overstretched or torn, whereas a strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is overstretched or torn. An unexpected overstretching of the tissues can cause a tear and result in swelling, pain, and difficulty moving.

A traumatic event, such as twisting your ankle on a step or lifting something awkwardly can cause a sprain or strain.


endonopathy describes any problem with a tendon, including disease, injury, or disorder.

Tendinitis is inflammation of the tendons in the shoulder, including the rotator cuff and biceps tendons. Acute injuries, including minor or partial tearing, can produce an inflammatory response typical of tendonitis.

Tendinosis describes a dysfunctional tendon and typically does not specify the pathological process. This condition is associated with overuse-type conditions and degenerative changes that lead to micro-tearing and pain. These tendon injuries are not associated with inflammation, and anti-inflammatory medications may delay their healing!

When tendons become injured or inflamed, any movement can cause pain or make them feel weak. Repetitive movements can lead to tendon disorders and most commonly affect the wrist/hand, elbow, shoulder, and upper back and neck regions. For those individuals that spend a lot of time on their feet, issues in the ankle/foot and knee are common.

If you have tendinopathy, you will benefit from proper guidance from our physical therapy team!


Physical therapy can help you recover faster from work injuries in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN

Research has shown that the longer workers are out of work, the less likely they will ever return. The mental toll of dealing with the injury, the impact on your financial well-being, the expectations from the employer, and dealing with the insurance companies can make things feel overwhelming.

At Maximum Rehabilitation Services, our physical therapist takes a whole-person approach to your care. We understand the stress you are going through and how important restoring your physical function is for your health and well-being.

Physical therapy is a safe, highly effective way of quickly recovering from workplace injuries. In many cases, we can help to eliminate the need for potentially dangerous prescription medications or surgery.

At our clinic, we employ cutting-edge pain management and mobility enhancement techniques. Our Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN physical therapists, will develop a comprehensive care plan tailored to your specific needs.

Our team will implement treatments to ensure any appropriate job performance standard to help get you back on the job and help you avoid future injuries.

Looking for help with work injuries?

Call Maximum Rehabilitation Services right away!

If you have been hurt on the job, contact one of our Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, or Munster, IN physical therapy clinics. Our physical therapists will work to ensure a speedy recovery and return to your regular routine!

You can get the treatment you need for workplace injuries at Maximum Rehabilitation Services. Call us today to make an appointment!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!

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