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The Health Articles listed in this directory are made available to assist in educating individuals about a wide variety of topics from carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis to back pain and shoulder strain and the steps you can take to address these disorders

You will find information about basic "self-help" techniques, to "professional" workstation design/set up and ergonomic product reviews. All of the posted articles are here in order to help you take control of your health by using the information and implementing the necessary steps to reduce the onset of repetitive strain injury disorders like carpal tunnel.

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Trigger Finger Treatment Options
Trigger Finger is a type of repetitive strain injury (RSI) condition that occurs when a nodule or adhesion forms on the tendon and gets caught as it passes through the tendon sheath or pulley system when the finger is flexed.

SPORTS RELATED INJURIES...HOW SERIOUS ARE THEY?
There were approximately 20.3 million sports mishaps in the U.S. in 2002, but most were very minor: ankle twists, scrapes, bruises, sprains, strains and jammed fingers accounted for a majority of these momentary setbacks. 11.2 million injuries (53%) were self-treated (or untreated), while 6.1 million (30%) did not even hinder subsequent participation in the sport or activity; only 3.4 million sports injuries were serious enough to require Emergency Room treatment....

Tennis Elbow and Myofascial Trigger Points
Pain associated with Tennis Elbow is often times the result of active Myofascial Trigger Points affecting the Supinator, Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus and the Extensor Digitorum muscles. Trigger Points, if treated properly by therapist, will reproduce the patient's "painful symptoms", exactly like they (Patients) would "normally" experience the pain during active use and/or during rest, depending upon which muscle(s) are afflicted with Trigger Points.

Arthritis Therapy - Reduce Hand Pain & Iincrease Strength with Exercise!
Your body has 147 different joints that are in motion every day of your life and the favorite targets of osteoarthritis are your hands, hips, knees, feet and spine.


What Causes Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most frequently diagnosed nerve entrapment disorder. Exceedingly uncomfortable and debilitating, the disorder typically includes pain and paresthesias (i.e., tingling pins and needles sensation). If untreated, the syndrome usually leads to wasting away of the muscle in the hand.

The Ins and Outs of Stretching
Carpal Tunnel suffers and those experiencing other forms of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) can Increase range-of-motion and reduce scar tissue with this simple stretching program.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Computers
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI'S) are often caused by extensive computer use. Many of the factors listed in this article contribute to the development of RSI'S, including one of the most recognized injuries, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.


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 uni-directional 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.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Swelling - A Secondary Effect
Swelling of structures within the carpal tunnel is usually a secondary effect of the nine flexor tendons and median nerve having to glide through the carpal tunnel which has decreased in size, causing friction and resulting in the irritation and swelling of the soft tissue structures within.


Pre-habilitation BEFORE Rehabilitation
"Pre-habilitation" is nothing new to many professional athletes and trainers, but it is now becoming more widely recognized by the mainstream medical community and individual athletes as a means to help eliminate the possibility of an injury before it ever occurs.


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.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Reaching Pandemic Proportions in 2005
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and other Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI's) like trigger finger, tendonitis, guyon's syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, dupuytren's contracture, epicondylitis, dequervain's and many other disorders effecting the upper extremity have increased to pandemic proportions over the past 5 years.

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.


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...


Trigger Finger - It it Really All That Common?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most widely recognized form of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), but Trigger Finger is catching up fast, becoming all too common
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Trigger Finger - What Is It?
Trigger Finger is a form of overuse injury with symptoms ranging from a painless annoyance with occasional snapping/jerking of the finger(s), to severe dysfunction and pain...

Why do Tendons Swell Within the Carpal Tunnel?
The Carpal Tunnel is a passageway in which the nine flexor tendons, median nerve, radial artery, blood and lymphatic vessels pass through in order to supply function and movement to the thumb, index, middle and one-half of the ring finger.

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.

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME & REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY DIRECTORY:
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatments Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Exercises Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Prevention
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome In Musicians

Carpal Tunnel in Grocery Clerks

Carpal Tunnel, Kids & Video Games
Trigger Finger Trigger Thumb Trigger Finger Surgery
Trigger Finger Treatments Symptoms Of Tennis Elbow Tennis Elbow Treatments
Golfer Elbow Epicondylitis Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Repetitive Strain Injury Repetitive Stress Injury Dupuytrens Contracture
Dequervains Syndrome Rotator Cuff Injury Rotator Cuff Exercises
Pain In Shoulders Elbow Pain Wrist Pain