At its height of diagnosis, anybody showing up at a doctor’s office with wrist pain or hand pain was being diagnosed with carpal tunnel. Since then, carpal tunnel cases have plummeted, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Is this decline real, or a product of underdiagnosis?
For those of you suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or other joint issues/RSIs, it’s probably worth a trip to the doctor to get tested for food allergies. It doesn’t take much time or cost much, and it may make a world of difference.
If you have difficulty using a standard keyboard and mouse on your computer, due to repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, or other disability, speech recognition is a viable alternative to using your hands to control your computer.
Texas Rangers infielder Hank Blalock has been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome after experiencing numbness in his right hand early in the week. Rangers trainer Jamie Reed said it isn’t unusual for a player to suffer from carpal tunnel.
“Twenty five years bashing a computer keyboard has finally caught up with me I’m afraid. Movable aches and pains running up and down arms, in and out of my wrists, through my fingers, shooting pains in my shoulder and arm muscles…the works!”
Computer Related Injury (CRI) is wreaking havoc on young India’s health. As more people get hooked to laptops, mobiles and even playstations, incidence of CRI has become common, particularly among those 20-30 years of age. Even schoolchildren are reporting it.
Physicians attribute India’s RSI problems not only to heavy use of computers, video games, and cell phones, but to employer’s attempts to improve workplace ergonomics: Most companies blindly follow ergonomics recommendation from American or European countries, ignoring the fact that an average Indian is at least five inches shorter than his western counterpart.
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. Painful, uncomfortable, and downright debilitating, the condition can impede the ability to participate in simple everyday tasks.
For moderate cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, cold pack therapy may provide just the relief you need. Gel ice packs will not only lessen the pain they will also help reduce the swelling and pressure on the median nerve and provide immediate, temporary relief around the wrist.
Gardeners with painful disabilities needn’t have such a tough row to hoe. A great many garden tools are marketed with the word “ergonomic” in bold type on the labels, meaning they’re intended to maximize the efficiency and quality of someone’s work.