Repetitive Strain Injury Statistics from NIOSH, BLS and Other Sources

If you’re interested in repetitive strain injury (RSI) statistics regarding the average time away from work after carpal tunnel surgery, which RSI’s are most prevalent in males vs. females and which jobs were designated as “high risk”, then you will want to check out this page at repetitive-strain.com.  The more you know about the level of risks associated with certain jobs and activities, the better prepared you will be to help yourself and others prevent the development of repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger.  Be wise and stay healthy!

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Repetitive Motion and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is an epidemic of dynamic proportions. It’s to the point where nearly everyone you speak to either currently suffers from symptoms of CTS or knows someone that has it or has had it. Now that’s a lot of people!  But it makes complete sense when you consider the underlying causes of this crippling disorder.

There is a general understanding among healthcare experts that repetitive movements are one of the most common factors for the development of CTS. In this day and time, many people are employed in occupations that require repetitive motion, such as computer techs, cashiers, secretaries and machine operators, to name just a few.

“There is evidence of a positive association between highly repetitive work alone and CTS. There is strong evidence of a positive association between highly repetitive work in combination with other job factors and CTS, based on currently available epidemiologic data.”  (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) …Read More at Repetitive-Strain.com

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What is the Best Treatment for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?

What is Cubital tunnel Syndrome? Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is the compression of the ulnar nerve within the Cubital tunnel at the elbow joint.

What are the Symptoms of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?  The symptoms include paresthesia (pins and needles) and pain on the posterior, medial side of the elbow joint and numbness and tingling affecting the ring and little fingers.

How did I get Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?  In most cases, this type of repetitive strain injury is caused by a muscle imbalance due to extremely short, tight flexor muscles at their origin where they attach to the medial epicondyle, to about 3-inches below the elbow on the anterior, medial side of the elbow joint.  The overuse and resulting hypertonicity of the muscles that flex the elbow and allow pronation and ulnar deviation of the wrist are also to blame for the onset of this painful disorder.

Can Cubital Tunnel Syndrome be corrected?  Repetitive-strain.com explains that if the muscle imbalance is corrected, the elbow joint realigns and the compression of the ulnar nerve within the Cubital tunnel is eliminated.  Read Complete Article

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Welcome to Repetitive-Strain.com

BSI is dedicated to the successful non-invasive treatment of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI’s) affecting the upper extremity.  BSI will post a variety of treatments, including massage, ultrasound, exercises and stretches; discussing when and for what each of these modalities should be utilized. 

Please post your questions and comments!

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