Wrists & Hands
Treatments targeted at specific conditions.
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Overuse can lead to a repetitive strain injury. These days we tend to relate it to computer use, with the muscles and joints affected tending to be those in the arms, hands and shoulder areas. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the most common. What causes RSI injuries? They’re mostly down to poor posture, sitting in the same position for too long, using the same muscle repeatedly without a break, stress, and even vibrating equipment.
How to tell if you have Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Numbness, pins and needles
- Pain (it can be in other areas of the body)
Caused by the joints being over used (ie wear and tear), the cartilage rubs away so that bone ends up rubbing against bone and forming osteophytes (new bone-like growth). It results in pain and inflamed joints. Movement is restricted to the point it can prove extremely debilitating.
How to tell if you have Arthritis
- Stiffness first thing in the morning
- Pain (is osteoarthritis is involved)
- The joints feel hot and swell up