How to Prevent Hand Injuries While Gaming

Hand injuries are a common product of gaming, whether you do it on a console or your smartphone. Learn how to keep your hands safe. Americans are gaming more than ever today, whether on their train ride home or in the comfort of their living room. In fact, two-thirds of the US population self-identifies as “gamers,” up from 58% in 2013.  Gaming’s rising popularity shows no signs of turning around, which makes it likely that the number of gaming-related injuries will similarly grow in the coming years. Luckily, awareness of the dangers posed by gaming — especially those that directly impact your hands — can help you stay safe. Who…

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Is Your Desk Job Causing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is common among adults in the United States – but computer use may not actually increase the risk of this type of wrist pain. Here’s what to know about CTS causes and treatment. It’s a common belief that typing can cause carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), but researchers have discovered that the link between CTS and keyboard use could be a myth. Carpal tunnel syndrome affects between 4 and 10 million Americans, or 3 to 6 percent of all adults in the US, most commonly between the ages of 45 and 64. Though the condition is both common and treatable, there are many misconceptions surrounding the causes of CTS. What…

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Common Causes of Wrist Pain

If your wrist is aching, it’s probably due to one of these five causes. Wrist pain can range from mild discomfort that recedes in a few days with rest and ice therapy, to a persistent ache that keeps you awake at night. In its more severe forms, you may feel a tingling sensation along the thumb and the wrist, and even experience a loss of mobility; you may even struggle to pick up the lightest of objects. If your wrist pain continues for several days without any relief, it’s time to see a doctor. After a physical exam, your doctor may perform imaging tests, such as an X-ray or MRI,…

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What Are The Possible Causes of Wrist Pain?

Wrist Pain Diagnosis and Treatment in Port Charlotte & Fort Myers FL Wrist pain affects a variety of people—from young competitive athletes to working professionals in the prime of their career. If you’ve been dealing with acute or chronic wrist pain yourself, you’re likely curious about what’s causing it and—more importantly—how it can be resolved. At the Florida Hand Center, we offer a range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to help Top Causes of Wrist Pain Wrist pain—which often is associated with additional symptoms like hand numbness and tingling, weakened grip strength, and forearm pain—can negatively impact virtually all aspects of your daily life. What’s causing yours? The following are a…

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What Happens If Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Goes Untreated?

The muscles and nerves of the hands and elbows are responsible for some of the most common movements and injuries on the planet. One of these injuries, cubital tunnel syndrome, refers to the entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the elbow or the wrist. Although it is most commonly found occurring within the elbow, it may occur at any point along the nerve between the elbow and the wrist. Unfortunately, the frequency of this condition means some people opt to forgo treatment. However, leaving it untreated can have profound consequences. Weakness in the Fingers and Thumb The biggest consequences of cubital tunnel syndrome are discomfort and weakness in the forearm…

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How can I relieve carpal tunnel pain?

With the increasing use of keyboards, cell phones, and other electronic devices, disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and basilar joint arthritis are on the rise.  These conditions can eventually escalate into hand pain that disrupts everyday life and causes irreversible damage.  Fortunately, a free hand screening can detect CTS before any permanent damage occurs. Overview of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome CTS is a relatively common disorder.  The San Francisco Chronicle reports that 3 to 6 percent of the U.S. population suffers from this condition.  This disorder occurs as the result of compression when the carpal tunnel becomes narrowed or inflammation causes tissues to exert pressure on the median nerve. The hallmark symptoms…

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Is carpal tunnel a permanent disability?

There are many issues that contribute to wrist and hand problems, and a lot of them are temporary or not serious. There are also some that are more significant, and that can lead to long-term issues. In order to reduce the chances of these problems and address issues quickly and efficiently, you can get a free hand screening to look for concerns that may be getting started in your hands or wrists. One of those concerns is carpal tunnel, which can make it difficult to use your hands without stiffness, numbness, and tingling. Over time, this also causes weakened muscles and atrophy, as well as permanent nerve damage. What is…

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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Has Treatment Options

With so many conditions that can affect the hand, wrist, elbow, and arm, you may not be sure what’s wrong when you start feeling numbness or tingling. Fortunately, there are treatment options for most of these problems that return a range of motion and flexibility while reducing tingling and complications such as weakness and muscle atrophy. One of the conditions that may occur and require treatment is cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a compression of the nerves in the elbow. When that takes place there’s numbness and tingling in the pinky and ring finger of the affected hand, along with the palm of that hand. This can make some tasks…

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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Vs Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

Ulnar nerve entrapment and cubital tunnel syndrome are used interchangeably to describe the cause of pain, numbness, tingling and muscle weakness in the hands or arms, reports WebMD, resulting from pressure or damage to the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Although they seem to describe different issues, both terms describe the same cause of pain. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Also Known as Ulnar Nerve Entrapment, Occurs at the Elbow. The ulnar nerve passes through the elbow and is particularly susceptible to injury. When an injury or damage occurs to the joint, the nerve is incapable of functioning properly, resulting in a diagnosis of ulnar nerve entrapment. However, chronic, long-term use of…

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