Repetitive strain injuries are mostly caused by making the same movements over and over again as part of the responsibilities and duties of a particular job. It is unbelievable how the overuse of a simple motion can put a toll on particular parts of your body.
According to the results of new research by Microsoft, work-related RSI, though it’s at an all-time high and costs businesses more than $600 million in lost working hours, is often ignored by companies, either through ignorance or outright neglect.
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?
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.
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.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the name for a group of problems that includes swelling, pain, tingling, and loss of strength in your wrist and hand. Your wrist is made of small bones that form a narrow groove or carpal tunnel. Tendons and a nerve called the median nerve must …
If you have been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), you may be wondering – what next? Below you will find information regarding the most common (not the best) treatment options currently in use in the medical industry and their success and failure rates. If you have received a positive …
A few weeks ago, I wrote about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome diagnosis (or perhaps mis-diagnosis), discussing another blogger’s frustration with his doctor. Dr. Eben Davis (of Dr Davis’ Back & Wrist Pain Blog) has expanded on this topic. In Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Maybe…Maybe Not, Dr. Davis writes: It’s very common for …