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
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
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
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....
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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,
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
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
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.
- 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.