by dwconsul dwconsul

Tradesmen who work with their hands can be more prone to injury by the very nature of their labor.  They use heavy tools, sharp tools, high-speed tools, and work long hours in adverse weather with repeating motions.  Arthritis can be caused or worsened by these factors, and work site injuries are always a threat.  In addition, they face the same probabilities as the general population of automobile accidents or diseases such as cancer, stroke and heart disease.  Disability Work Action Life Glove gripping hand tool.Tools is ready to help any worker get back to work, regardless of the cause of his disability! 

Healthyliving.msn.com has an article about the best and worst jobs for someone living with pain.  Guess what?  Administrative assistant is a “best” job and a “landscaper” is worst.  Can you flip a switch and change a person who loves plants and landscape design into an administrative assistant?  We understand that not every worker is cut out to be an engineer or journalist.  We’re here to help tradesmen adapt their work spaces and keep doing the jobs they love to the greatest extent possible in spite of these conditions: 

Aging

Allergies

Amputation

Ankle Pain

Arm Amputation

Arthritis

Asthma

Back Injury

Back Pain

Balance / Core Stability

Bariatric

Blindness / Low Vision

Cancer

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/Repetitive Motion Injury

Cerebral Palsy (CP)

Closed Head Injury

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

Diabetes/Diabetic Neuropathy

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fibromyalgia

Foot Pain

Fused Vertebrae

Headache

Hearing Impairment

Hearing Loss

Heart Disease

Heel Spurs

Herniated Disc

Hip Pain

Total Hip Replacement

Knee Pain

Total Knee Replacement

Leg Amputation

Lower Extremity Impairments

Lumbar/Low Back Pain

Mobility Impairment

MS

Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular Dystrophy

Neck Injury

Neuropathy

Obesity

Old-Age

Paraplegia

Prosthetic Limb

Quadriplegia

Replaced Joints – Arthroplasty

Rotator Cuff Injury

Ruptured Disc

Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Lordosis

Shortness Of Breath

Shoulder Replacement

Slipped Disc

Spinal Cord Injury

Stiff Neck

Stroke

TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury

Visual Impairment

Vertigo

Whiplash

Ankylosing Spondylitis (inflamed vertebrae that fuse together)

Rheumatoid Arthritis (hands, wrists, knees & feet)

Osteoarthritis (weight bearing joints in older people from broken down cartiledge)

Degenerative Joint Disease (same as Osteoarthritis)

 

Definitions for these conditions can be found at http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/