Overexertion Signs & Symptoms
During physical exertion, the heart pumps faster thus requiring higher oxygen levels. In response to oxygen depletion, muscles fill with lactic acid. The resulting soreness and burning experienced by Bustleton workers who carry, hold, throw, or pull heavy objects is indicative of muscle overuse. When these same workers push through their discomfort, it can result in delayed onset muscle soreness which can, in turn, prevent them from performing their job duties. As a Philadelphia attorney can further explain, overexertion can exacerbate preexisting conditions or injuries such as tendinitis or stress fractures.
Pain is an indicator of overexertion that is easy to identify. However, every individual perceives pain differently. In some cases, overexertion may be less obvious, though it is no less dangerous. Chest pain, difficulty breathing, and dizziness are all indicative of overexertion. When a worker who is exhibiting these symptoms is not given adequate time to rest, their physical distress can lead to a heart attack.
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