General Guideline Principles for Symptoms and
Signs may Include for workers compensation patients

The New York State workers compensation board has developed these guidelines to help physicians, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals provide appropriate treatment for Symptoms and Signs May Include.

These Workers Compensation Board guidelines are intended to assist healthcare professionals in making decisions regarding the appropriate level of care for their patients with ankle and foot disorders.

The guidelines are not a substitute for clinical judgement or professional experience. The ultimate decision regarding care must be made by the patient in consultation with his or her healthcare provider.

Symptoms and Signs May Include

  • Continuous, excruciating burning or pounding pain that is usually localized to one leg


  • Symptoms are often disproportionate to the event, and symptoms frequently precede the trauma.


  • Pain without radiation


  • Pain that significantly worsens with activity


  • Extreme sensitivity to touch, extraordinary sensitivity, and pain upon probing or light pressure


  • Cold sensitivity


  • Variations in skin tone, such as blanching and mottling


  • An afflicted limb swelling


  • Skin texture modifications


  • Modifications to hair and nails


  • Muscle twitches


  • Allodynia and/or hyperesthesia


  • Complex Regional Anguish Syndrome (NYS WCB MTG) temperature asymmetry, skin color alterations, or color asymmetry


  • Reduced range of motion and/or motion dysfunction; edema; sweating alterations; and/or sweating asymmetry (weakness, tremor, dystonia) trophic adjustments (hair, nail, skin).

What our office can do if you have workers compensation injuries

We have the experience to help you with their workers compensation injuries. We understand what you are going through and will meet your medical needs and follow the guidelines set by the New York State Workers Compensation Board.

We understand the importance of your workers compensation cases. Let us help you navigate through the maze of dealing with the workers compensation insurance company and your employer.

We understand that this is a stressful time for you and your family. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us so we will do everything we can to make it as easy on you as possible.


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