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Treating the "Cause", Not the Symptoms, of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Learn how to recognize and eliminate Cubital Tunnel Syndrome quickly and effectively.

Common Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI's) in the workplace are about as common as a beer holder hat at a NASCAR event! From office workers to grocery clerks, dental assistants to custodians, Repetitive Strain Injuries are affecting millions of people everywhere and from all walks of life.

Workstation Musts to Avoid Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI'S) are Often Caused by Extensive Computer Use. The Following Factors Contribute to the Development of these Injuries...

Combating repetitive Strain Injuries in the Workplace
In the case of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI'S) affecting the wrists/hands, the prime source of hazard is the continuous repetitive and static use of the flexor muscles of the fingers/wrists in a unidirectional motion, which is used to perform most types of work. (i.e. grasping objects, typing.) Other components of work such as the applied force, fixed body positions, and the pace of work requiring the same movements over and over again, are also contributing factors to RSI'S.

Muscle Imbalance - The Cause of CTS and Other Dysfunctions
People have been using their hands for decades without the severity of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Strain Injury cases that are prevalent in today's society. The reason is that most tasks today require unidirectional resistive force (i.e. typing, mousing, gripping a steering wheel, etc.), therefore leading to a muscle imbalance between the overused (overdeveloped) muscle group and the underused (underdeveloped) muscle group.

Stretching - The Solution to Repetitive Strain Injuries?
To stretch or not to stretch.This is a question that has been posed by many people in their quest to eliminate repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, guyon's syndrome, tendonitis and many other upper extremity disorders.

Eliminating Repetitive strain Injuries in the Workplace
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI's) that occur at work are best eliminated at the source; this is the fundamental goal of occupational health and safety. Take the steps to become pain-free!

Massage Therapy and Repetitive Strain Injuries
There is no question that conservative therapy is the best option for those suffering with a Repetitive Strain Injury. From Trigger Finger to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, conservative therapy is the best choice for 95% of all RSI sufferers.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a repetitive stress injury that occurs in the elbow. Caused by pressure in the ulnar nerve that runs through the elbow, the syndrome is characterized by numbness, pain, and tingling. Although potentially debilitating, the condition is responsive to early intervention and treatment.

Dequervain's Syndrome.
DeQuervain's Syndrome is a painful malady of the wrist. Known by many names, including washerwoman's sprain and stenosing tenosynovitis, the condition involves an inflammation of the tunnels that facilitate tendon movement in the thumb. Symptoms are varied and include pain, swelling, and tingling in the wrist as well as diminished grip strength and dexterity.

Depuytren's Contracture.
Dupuytren's contracture is a painful hand condition characterized by tissue pathology in the palm and fingers. For reasons that are not well understood, the tissue in the hand begins to toughen, thereby causing the fingers to curl in toward the palm. This results in significant discomfort and it can bring great functional disability.

Wrist Pain
Wrist pain can occur for a variety of reasons including medical illness, overuse of the wrist, and acute trauma. In each case, the pain can be debilitating and it can undermine one's ability to perform basic daily living tasks. Thankfully, innovative treatments are emerging to help manage, reduce, and in some cases, eliminate wrist pain altogether.