Occupational Injury:Potential risk factor for work

It is often common to carry out work in the workplace such as: freight, postal, warehousing, logistics center, moving and garbage removal personnel, etc. They carry out daily work to carry all kinds of goods, because of the different types of goods packaging and the delivery process, the rate is time-sensitive. In addition to the handling environment and space constraints, they often repeated lifting, holding, carrying, pushing, pulling and other movements and postures, easy to produce health hazards of musculoskeletal injuries, common potential risk factors include:

  • Long term and repeated action
  • Excessive force
  • Incorrect working posture
  • Fixed posture for too long
  • Improper use of tools or equipment

Body muscles will be unbalanced

Muscles are over-contracted for a long time but do not relax at the right time, causing muscle tension and local blood circulation to deteriorate. When the muscle group that maintains the balance of the trunk is weak or tight, the body posture changes in the direction of least resistance, and the joints go to the muscles. Once the posture and the joint are deviated from the original position and the wrong posture is generated, the strength of providing the trunk is weakened, and sufficient strength cannot be generated to maintain the balance of the body muscles.

At this time, in order to maintain the imbalanced body, the body muscles must be “disordered” to keep the muscles that have been overloaded to maintain the body balance. This not only makes the tissue unable to effectively discharge the substances produced after metabolism, but also changes the sensitivity to pain and causes upper back pain.

In order to avoid further muscle injury, the body will produce protective muscle spasm to limit the formation of painful movements. The muscles become more and more tight. The blood circulation of the single muscle is bad, which affects other relative muscle groups. As a result, the pressure will become larger, causing degenerative arthritis and nerve compression. Muscles will again create new muscle imbalances due to pain and nerves, and will continue to produce a vicious circle.

Common symptoms of body muscle imbalance

  1. Feeling stiff neck, the body will turn together when turning.
  2. The muscles on the back of the neck are thick and hard, lacking elasticity.
  3. Often shrug unconsciously.
  4. The shoulder and neck muscles are hard and the pressure is obvious.
  5. Breathing becomes short.
  6. The body feels tired and slouching while sitting.
  7. You will feel that your hands are not as strong as before.
  8. The angle of raising your hand or turning your shoulder is smaller.
  9. The head is obviously leaning forward, and the earlobe is not on the same lead line as the shoulder.

Grasp the three principles and find the balance of the body.

1、Retrieve the ideal position of the body

Muscle imbalance may occur on the right and left side of the body, on the anterior and posterior sides, or on the muscles and antagonist muscles, which may lead to specific bad postures, such as head extension, round shoulders, hunchback, pelvic front. The problem of tilting, over-extension of the knees, and imbalance of the body muscles requires correct adjustment of the posture before it can be completely solved.

2、Promote muscle blood circulation

The first sign of muscle imbalance is that the muscles begin to become stiff. This is because the muscles are dehydrated for a long time, causing muscle spasms, causing pain receptor activation substances to increase pain, and the blood vessels continue to contract abnormally, causing more severe muscle defects.

You can use hyperthermia and massage techniques to improve muscle hypoxia, and restore muscle elasticity by correct stretching exercises, promote local blood circulation, and give appropriate rest to damaged muscles.

3、Motion control training

When the unbalanced muscles have experienced damage and inflammation, they will continue to transmit the pain message to the brain. Excessive signals can cause errors in the brain to interpret the information, causing the muscles to continue feel pain without substantial inflammation.

Therefore, pain is the main cause of many patients with unbalanced body. After correcting posture and muscle circulation, it is necessary to cooperate with correct exercise control and muscle strength training to maintain the body’s muscle balance in daily activities.

How to relieve pain when you can’t stand

When the human body is in pain, it comes from the brain not the nerves. Nerves is just responsible to deliver the message, and the pain is determined by the brain, but the brain always determine pain wrongly. The pain while eating ice is the best example. Long-term local pain or soreness is mostly caused by occupational injuries that cause local autonomic nervous disorders, causing brain misjudgment and feeling pain.

Far-infrared rays can warm up and accelerate the circulation deep, improve the phenomenon of autonomic nerves, and alleviate various chronic soreness caused by acute soreness and damage due to muscle or ligament damage.

Difference between hot compress treatment and far infrared treatment?

After the body tissue is injured, why does infrared treatment help? In fact, because the superficial blood circulation increases, it also promotes the improvement of deep blood circulation, and the deep tissue also has therapeutic effects. Hyperthermia and other hyperthermia can reduce pain and increase nerve threshold. On the other hand, it can increase blood vessel permeability, improve blood circulation, increase metabolism, eliminate body waste, and relax muscles. After hot application, it is more suitable for tissue stretching, joints and tissues are softer due to temperature increase, and the stretching effect is better. Just like the normal exercise, it is the same concept to warm up and then carry out the main body training and the training and stretching will make the effect better.

Sources: 遠紅外線的醫療應用

Haruki Attach-type Far-Infrared

Haruki Far-Infrared ray, known for its high far-infrared radiation power, was favored by physicians in various medical institutions. Haruki far infrared ray is a direct application to the skin to treat the affected part, get rid of the penetrating obstacle, and perform far infrared ray irradiation under the clothing. There is no need to expose the treatment site during treatment, so it can be used in patients who are suitable for occupational injuries because it is not restricted by location and environment, and is more concealed and convenient. The far-infrared ray, as the name implies, is used for far-infrared treatment in the pain; if the driver can use Haruki in the driver’s seat while driving, in addition to effectively relaxing the neck and neck muscles and joints, it can also promote blood circulation.