Category: Arms and Hands

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
February 8, 2012 Arms and Hands,Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Do you experience tingling or pain in your arm or hand? It is possible that the culprit may be Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). This condition is caused by compression of nerves or blood vessels (or both) through the area between the base of the neck and the armpit (the thoracic outlet). This area is surrounded
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Preventing Repetitive Strain Injury
February 6, 2012 Arms and Hands,Injury Prevention,Neck and Shoulders,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

TWENTY- TWO WAYS TO PREVENT REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY Overuse of any area of the body can lead to a repetitive strain injury (RSI), also known as cumulative trauma. One way of looking at this is that the body area is being used so much that the body has trouble keeping up with tissue oxygen needs,
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Computer Workstation Ergonomics
February 6, 2012 Arms and Hands,Back and Pelvis,Injury Prevention,Neck and Shoulders,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

  Ergonomics is the field of study that attempts to minimize the negative impact of work on our bodies. While ergonomics primarily looks at the work environment, the principles may be applied to anything that we do, from the physical set-up of our home computer to the shape of your snow shovel handle.

Tingling in the Arms and Hands
February 6, 2012 Arms and Hands,Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

  That Pins-and-Needles Feeling! A common complaint in this modern computer age is tingling in one’s fingers, hands or forearms. It is not uncommon for people to experience this feeling, particularly as the aging process begins to affect the body and circulation becomes impaired. Is tingling something to be taken seriously? Absolutely!

Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
February 5, 2012 Arms and Hands,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

The rapid arm and wrist movement required in many jobs and sports can lead to sprains, strains or persistent tendonitis in the elbow area.  Most of the muscles that create hand or wrist movement originate in our forearm.  Muscles that close our wrist and hand (flexion) are located on the inner portion of our forearm
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
February 5, 2012 Arms and Hands,Injury Prevention,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

A Light at The End of The Carpal Tunnel Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) results in the highest number of work days missed among all work related injuries.  We hear the term CTS thrown around a lot these days, but just what is it?

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
February 4, 2012 Arms and Hands,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

Coping with Elbow Pain One soft tissue problem that I commonly encounter is mouse elbow (a.k.a.lateral epicondylitis).  Years ago this condition was coined tennis elbow, when the backhand swing in tennis was a common cause of the condition. However, nowadays computer use is one of the main culprits involved with this condition..