Is Your Smartphone Not Smart For Your Wrist?

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Atlanta GA Carpal Tunnel TreatmentSmartphones are everywhere. You can spot them being held and viewed almost everywhere. Nowadays, you can walk into a restaurant and instead of the ‘buzz’ being conversations among people, the ‘buzz’ has become the vibrations of notifications on phones. Smart phones have positively increased our ability to communicate, work and stay connected, but there are some harmful negative effects to all of its usage.

One harmful effect of smartphone use is its ability to injure your wrists, if it’s not held properly. You quite possibly are holding your phone as you read and scroll through this blog. Take a look at your wrist. Do you notice how it’s tilted and kinked? This position, held for long periods of time can cause injury to your wrist and even cause carpal tunnel. (more…)

Controlling Your Edema Before It Controls Your Wrist

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Atlanta GA Wrist Injury TreatmentAt Sovereign Rehabilitation we provide one-on-one care for each of our patients who suffer from a wrist injury. Our trusted and experienced professionals offer injury treatment and therapy that will help you regain strength, health and range of motion. One focus of our therapeutic treatments is that of edema control.

According to The Mayo Clinic, “Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in your body’s tissues. Although edema can affect any part of your body, it’s most commonly noticed in the hands, arms, feet, ankles and legs.” The swelling can inhibit your range of motion and cause other adverse effects such as pain and noticeable swelling. (more…)

Can You Feel Fall Arriving With Your Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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Atlanta GA Physical Therapy and RehabilitationRheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder where your immune system mistakenly attacks and damages your healthy body tissue. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases states that it affects nearly 1.5 million people in the United States. Are you one of these 1.5 million suffers? If so, Sovereign Rehabilitation can help. (more…)

Cooler Temps Call For Hand Therapy

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Hand Therapists Atlanta GAAs the temperatures drop, many people suffering from hand and wrist conditions such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome often find themselves dealing with more pain, and other symptoms such as tingling and swelling.

If cooler temps are aggravating your hand or wrist condition or injury, consider these tips:

  • Stay warm. Keeping hands protected from cold temps is an easy way to fend off pain. And stick with mittens, rather than gloves, since they don’t separate the fingers.
  • Keep the blood circulating with movement. Lightly squeezing a small rubber ball, performing therapist-approved hand exercises, and rubbing hands together can increase blood flow and decrease pain and other symptoms.
  • Keep bones, muscles, and joints strong with anti-inflammatory food and plenty of calcium and vitamin D.

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