By Athlete's Care on May 19, 2021
While injuries in active sports may occur more often in the legs and lower body, when it comes to office work, it’s the hands, wrists, and elbows that often bear the brunt of the strain from repeated motions or imbalances.
The best treatment is prevention; here’s a look at the problem, and how to minimize that risk.
Tendinitis, or inflammation of the tendons, is an injury that can occur at the elbow, forearm, hand, or wrist. It is easily the most common RSI or repetitive strain injury.
Computer or Mouse Elbow
This injury is called lateral epicondylitis – or tennis elbow. It’s cause by repeatedly gripping or squeezing something – like a computer mouse – and you’ll feel pain in the muscle, tendons, or both. Sometimes it’s also called writer’s elbow.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
The carpal tunnel is a kind of route made up of ligaments and bones that takes the median nerve from the wrist to the base of the hand. It can become inflamed through over-use of the hand and wrist, especially under less than optimal conditions.
There are many ways that you can help to avoid the undue stresses that contribute to hand and lower arm injuries.
If you are experiencing any problems with your elbow, wrist or hands, or you’d like more information on prevention, don’t hesitate to contact one of our Toronto physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics for a consultation.