Is Your Hand Pain Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel or Something Else?
FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 -- You use your hands nearly every minute of the day, so any time they hurt it's important to find out why. Certain conditions can affect people who do the same hand movements for hours every day. Repetitive strain injury can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What can cause pain in the hand or wrist?
There are many possible causes of pain in the hands or wrists, including injuries, repetitive strain, cysts, and arthritis. Some home remedies may help relieve the discomfort, but a person should see a doctor for severe, persistent, or reoccurring hand pain. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news
UNISON launches campaign to combat musculoskeletal injuries
Today is national RSI – or repetitive strain injury – awareness day and UNISON is taking the opportunity to launch a campaign for better management of all musculoskeletal injuries. The union has conducted research into a random sample of 50 claims made by UNISON members that have occurred because of musculoskeletal injuries. We found that 90% of such claims were caused by basic failings in risk assessments, while 21% of the claims were caused by staffing difficulties, with staff often being forced, to single-handedly manually lift loads that required two people or more to do it. And one of the m...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: News activists health and safety RSI Source Type: news
What Type of Conservative Treatments Can Help for Plantar Fasciitis?
Discussion The plantar fascia consists of 3 bands of dense connective tissue that originates in the medical calcaneal tubercle and inserts into the base of each of the 5 proximal phalyanxes in a fan-shaped distribution. It acts as a shock absorber and reinforces the medial longitudinal arch as the foot undergoes forward propulsion. The -itis in plantar fasciitis (PF) is a misnomer as it is not an acute inflammation but is a chronic degenerative process involving the plantar fascia aponeurosis of the foot usually at the medial tubercle of the calcaneous. Repetitive strain seems to cause microtearing which then causes a repa...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Eight exercises for tennis elbow
Tennis elbow is a repetitive strain injury in the forearm. A person can usually treat it at home with rest and over-the-counter medication. Exercises that strengthen forearm muscles can also help ease the pain and prevent tennis elbow from reoccurring. Here, we describe eight exercises for tennis elbow rehabilitation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy Source Type: news
Construction and deconstruction of masculine identities among metalworkers with RSI/WRMD - Saldanha JHS, Lima MAG, Neves RDF, Iriart JAB.
This study aimed to reveal how metalworkers experience prolonged incapacity for work due to repetitive strain injury/work-related musculoskeletal disorder (RSI/WRMD) and the impact of chronic illness on the construction/deconstruction of masculinity. A qua... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Is your reading room a pain in your neck?
Is the radiology reading room a fundamentally unhealthy environment for radiologists?...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 6 life lessons for radiologists from Roger Federer Sonographers remain vulnerable to musculoskeletal pain Can the reading room go from sedentary to svelte? How to train movement to live, work, and play pain-free Repetitive strain injury common among breast imagersComments: 3/22/2018 1:28:32 PMBalint I have a probably somewhat related problems. I don't know if I'm alone with this but on days when I read exclusively cross-sectional imaging I always start to experience a gritty sensat...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Meta-Analysis Confirms 'Tennis Elbow' as Occupational Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Repetitive strain doesn't just affect the wrist (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 17, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news
The Alexander Technique can help you (literally) unwind
(Follow me at @DrEvaSelhub) In the 1890s, a Shakespearean actor named Frederick Matthias Alexander set out to discover why he often lost his voice when he performed. (Imagine yourself as a Shakespearean actor, completely dependent on your voice to pay your bills, finding yourself without a voice just when you needed to perform!) Needless to say, Alexander had to figure out why this was happening. He began by observing himself in multiple mirrors while he prepared to perform. Indeed, he did discover that something changed prior to his speaking: He was contracting the muscles in his upper body, especially his neck, so strong...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - November 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eva Selhub MD Tags: Back Pain Behavioral Health Complementary and alternative medicine Pain Management alexander technique Source Type: news
Candy Crush Is So Addictive That This Man Didn't Notice He Tore A Tendon
By: Rachael Rettner Published: April 13, 2015 02:21pm ET A California man tore a tendon in his thumb after playing a puzzle game on his smartphone too much, according to a new report of the case. The case is interesting because such injuries are usually quite painful, but the man appeared to not notice any pain while he played, according to the doctors who treated him. The case shows that, in a sense, video games may numb people's pain and contribute to video game addiction, they said. "We need to be aware that certain video games can act like digital painkillers," said Dr. Andrew Doan, a co-author of the ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Repetitive strain injury common among breast imagers
Almost 60% of breast imaging radiologists experience repetitive strain injury (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 26, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Methylprednisolone injections significantly improve carpel tunnel symptoms, but surgery still likely
Methylprednisolone injections significantly reduce pain and improve function in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in the short term, but only slightly reduce the rate of surgery after one year. CTS is a common condition in which there is excessive pressure on the nerve in the wrist that allows feeling and movement to parts of the hand. Patients are initially treated with wrist splinting, but many go on to have surgery. While surgery often produces good outcomes, recovery can last several weeks and includes lost work time. Thus, finding an effective nonsurgical treatment is desirable... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news
Myths & Truths about Tourette Syndrome
This study also found a decrease in tics in adults who received CBIT. Unfortunately, behavior therapy isn’t widely available. Medication is used more frequently to treat tics. Doctors typically prescribe clonidine or guanfacine as the first line of treatment, Woods said. They also may prescribe atypical antipsychotics, such as risperidone, he added. 4. Myth: Teaching kids to suppress one tic will trigger more or different tics. Fact: Research has found that when kids successfully suppress their tics, they don’t experience an increase in tics. One study even found that after the suppression condition, tics decr...
Source: Psych Central - August 29, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Atypical Antipsychotics Children and Teens Disorders General Medications Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Behavior Therapy CBIT Clinical Psychologist Commo Source Type: news