the "Cause", Not the Symptoms, of Cubital Tunnel
Learn how to recognize and eliminate Cubital Tunnel
Syndrome quickly and effectively.
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.
Musts to Avoid Repetitive Strain Injuries
Strain Injuries (RSI'S) are Often Caused by Extensive
Computer Use. The Following Factors Contribute
to the Development of these Injuries...
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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
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 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.