Workplace Injuries

Frank Y. Wei, MD -  - Physical Medicine

Frank Y. Wei, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in the greater Minneapolis area in Edina

After you suffer a workplace injury, a customized physical medicine and rehabilitation program at Frank Y. Wei, M.D., PLLC, in the greater Minneapolis area in Edina, is the best way to take control and return to peak function. Frank Wei, MD, is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician who treats all types of workplace injuries using state-of-the-art techniques and innovative pain relief technology. Effective treatment can help you get your life back more quickly after a workplace injury, so call the office or use the online appointment scheduler now.

Workplace Injuries Q & A

What is a workplace injury?

A workplace injury is usually defined as any injury that you sustain while at work or while performing work-related duties, regardless of your location. Some of the most common workplace injuries include:

  • Overexertion during lifting or other movement
  • Being struck by a falling object
  • Falling from a ladder
  • Slipping and falling
  • Tripping and falling
  • Getting caught in a small space
  • Repetitive use of the arms or hands

A workplace injury happens every seven seconds, so if you’re hurt, you’re not alone. Fortunately, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine (physiatry) can help you get well quickly without surgery. 

When should I see a physiatrist for a workplace injury?

After a workplace injury, you should visit Frank Y. Wei, M.D., PLLC in the following circumstances.

  • Your injury causes serious pain
  • Your pain is growing worse rather than steadily lessening
  • Your injury prevents normal physical function
  • You're unable to perform your job normally due to the injury
  • Your initial treatment approach didn't help
  • You're considering surgery to stop the pain

As a physiatrist, Dr. Wei specializes in cases like yours, and he knows exactly what it takes to address workplace injuries without forcing you to go through a complicated surgery and lengthy recovery. 

How does workplace injury treatment work?

Dr. Wei conducts a physical exam, diagnoses your injury, and determines the ideal treatment. Often, several different types of treatment together give you ideal results. These treatments may include:

  • Prescribed physical therapy and exercises
  • Medications
  • Spine, joint, trigger point, or other types of injections
  • Assistive devices, like back or shoulder braces
  • Moist heat therapy 
  • Cryotherapy (cold therapy)
  • Biofeedback
  • Electrotherapy

When you’re going through the recovery process, it’s very important to closely adhere to the treatment plan. It’s completely understandable that you’re in a hurry to feel normal and get back to work fast, but pushing yourself too hard can be quite dangerous. Dr. Wei will help devise a safe return to work plan for you.

Workplace injury doesn’t have to leave you disabled and in misery if you get help at Frank Y. Wei, M.D., PLLC. Call the Edina, Minnesota office or click the online appointment maker to find the best nonsurgical solutions now. 

 

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