Wrist Injuries

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At Kinetic Health, we are proud of our high success rate in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and are even happier about the high level of patient satisfaction that we regularly achieve. 

 

Our comprehensive examination processes, ability to integrate multiple and effective treatment modalities, and our customized treatment and exercise plans ensure that every patient receives a high quality of care that addresses their specific needs.

 

We have great working relationships with the medical community across the city. You can expect your medical practitioner to receive clear summations of our examination findings with follow-up letters about our treatment results. This collaboration ensures your needs are met effectively.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Just in North America alone, over 260,000 Carpal Tunnel Release operations are performed each year, and over 47% of these cases are reported as being work-related!

 

The costs due to CTS are substantial – both for the patient and for the employer.

When does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occur?

The increased use of computers, and their accompanying flat, light-touch keyboards that allow for high-speed typing, have resulted in an epidemic of injuries to the hands, arms, shoulders, and neck. The increased use of pointing devices like the computer mouse and trackball (which require repeated subtle movements) add to these injuries.

The thousands of repeated keystrokes and long periods of clutching and dragging with the mouse causes chronic irritation to soft-tissue (nerves, muscles, ligaments, fascia, and tendons). This irritation creates friction and pressure, which eventually leads to small tears within the soft-tissue. These in turn cause inflammation, decreased circulation, and swelling (edema).

 

CTS injuries are aggravated by:

  • Poor posture and body positions.

  • Poor ergonomics (positioning of the chair, mouse, monitor, keyboard, assembly line, and so on).

  • Decreased strength due to poor conditioning or injury.

  • Insufficient relaxation/rest time away from the stresses that cause the problem.

  • Excessive force that is required to perform an action.

  • Muscle imbalances.

All these factors place unnecessary, repeated stress upon all the soft-tissues of the neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, and hands.

 

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