Wrist Pain

Hand protection and wrist support during exercise and repetitive motion activities

When I started my therapy consulting business, I wrote all my reports by hand. This put a lot of stress on my hands and actually led to tendonitis in my wrist. I felt excruciating pain at the base of my thumb and all over my forearm to my elbow. My doctor told me to stop…

Common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressively painful condition of the hand and arm caused by a pinched nerve (median nerve) in the wrist.” The most common symptoms that indicate the development of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) include tingling, numbness, or even itching. Typically, these symptoms are distributed over the thumb,…

Glaucoma: symptoms and prevention

What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a condition that affects the optic nerve. Increases the pressure inside the eye. This, in turn, damages the connectivity between the optic nerve and the brain, resulting in permanent loss of vision. Symptoms and types of glaucoma There are two main types of glaucoma: Open angle glaucoma Angle closure glaucoma…

Recognition of muscle atrophy: carpal tunnel syndrome

The muscles of the hand protrude under the skin of the hand. The most obvious is on the palm side of the thumb at the base of the thumb. These are the thenar muscles. Some or all may be innervated by the median nerve, the nerve affected by carpal tunnel syndrome. The median nerve contains…

Treatment of wrist tendonitis: most effective methods

With the advent of computers and more and more people using them in their daily activities, tendonitis of the wrist is a common injury. What happens with this is that the tendons around the wrist become inflamed. Doctors call the injury tenosynovitis, which involves swelling and pain around the wrist joint. Wrist tendinitis is common…

An overview of peripheral neuropathy in the hands

Symptoms of hand neuropathy The feet are the areas most affected by neuropathy; however, a similar type of neuropathy can occur in the hands. This type of neuropathy is typically peripheral neuropathy, which is the same type that affects the feet in some cases. Similar symptoms that occur in the feet often occur in the…

Hand Surgeon – When You Need Help

A hand surgeon can provide you with the pain relief that you are looking for and cannot find in non-surgical treatments. Every situation is very different and there is no guarantee that obtaining this type of medical help will restore your health and function. However, for those facing problems associated with the function of their…

Overcome carpal tunnel pain

Carpal tunnel syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome is very common in our society. Almost everyone knows of someone who has experienced or continues to experience the disease. Although the condition is very common, many people still do not understand what the signs and symptoms are and they certainly do not understand the treatment options available. Carpal…

Healing arthritis pain with herbs

“It’s too hard to get out of bed in the morning.” This is a common complaint from my yoga students. Should we believe that it is a disorder only for the elderly? No. I have seen young people suffering from arthritis. When acidic waste builds up in the fluid that lubricates our joints, it swells…

Wood carving and carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome does not necessarily come from everyday computer work. There are numerous causes, but carvers are prone to acquiring this syndrome. A canal or narrow pathway on the palm side of the wrist is where the median nerve is located. It is surrounded by bones and ligaments. Constant pressure on the nerve causes…