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Wrist Sprains - How To Find Trigger Points

Posted by Christopher Hamze on

  Trigger Point Overview - Wrist Extensors   Trigger points in the wrist extensor muscles are incredibly common and are often related to repetitive strain injuries, primarily associated with gripping. In some cases, these trigger points (left untreated) may be the cause of more complex injuries. An example of this is a situation that we often see with long-distance drivers. In these cases, the trigger points evolve over time as a result of repetitive use of the hands to squeeze and operate the steering wheel and gears. The trigger points cause the muscles in the wrist extensors to become shorter...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Nerve Entrapment Syndromes

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Nerve Entrapment Syndromes - Stuart Hinds   Nerve Entrapment Syndromes Nerve entrapments are not overly common but well worth exploring as trigger point therapy has been demonstrated to relieve symptoms. In about half the cases of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome for example, studies have shown that clients will usually recover without the need for surgical intervention, and stress the importance of education to help clients avoid provocative movements such as protracted periods of elbow flexion. In these cases, the clients rehabilitation can be greatly assisted with a program of trigger point therapy to help relieve the symptoms whilst the condition is slowly...

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Soft Tissue Therapy | Trigger Point Release

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Early recognition and effective action has a significant impact on recovery time CTS is a terribly debilitating and frustrating condition and although we do see more and more referrals from medical doctors, it is a sad fact that many MD's simply have no idea of how effective trigger point and other therapies can be for relieving the symptoms of CTS and many other common RSI conditions.   Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Treatment Overview          Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) The term RSI is generally considered an umbrella term for a number of upper limb disorders. There has...

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How to Differentiate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from Myofascial Pain?

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Testing for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome     Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a progressive affliction which may be caused by direct trauma or repetitive overuse resulting in compression of the median nerve at the wrist The condition is three times more likely to affect women, largely due to occupational tasks such as keyboard work. Pregnancy and diabetes are also risk factors. The carpal tunnel surrounds the median nerve and flexor muscle tendons in their tendon sheaths as they pass from the forearm to the hand. Raised pressure in the tunnel may occur as a result of irritated or inflamed...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Self Help)

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

Carpal Tunnel - Taping may help provide relief and aid the healing process   CTS can usually be treated with manual therapy and self managed care The carpal tunnel is located on the palm side of your wrist. Its main role is to protect the most important nerve to your hand and the nine tendons that help bend your fingers. When this nerve is compressed, it causes numbness, tingling and eventually hand weakness. Various factors can contribute to the development of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome including the anatomy of your wrist, underlying health problems, and patterns of repetitive hand use.  ...

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