Is Your Office Job Becoming a Pain in the Wrist?
June 26, 2015
If you’re one of the many people who spend their workday sitting at a desk, you’re probably familiar with back and neck pain – that uncomfortable ache that comes from sitting and staring at a screen for too long. What you may not know is that eight hours spent at a computer can also cause considerable damage to your hands and wrists. These types of injuries, known as repetitive strain injuries or RSI’s, are characterized by numbness, tingling, or pain in the hands and wrists, and if left untreated, they can lead to more serious conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendon and nerve injuries.
Preventing and caring for this type of strain includes properly aligning your hands on the keyboard, practicing correct posture and back alignment in your desk chair, carefully stretching the wrist and arms, and taking regular breaks to give those muscles a break. It also includes utilizing a quality, professional physical therapy program – like the ones provided at Sovereign Rehabilitation.
The exercises and treatment methods used by our certified therapists employ therapeutic exercises, soft tissue massage and mobilization, workplace modifications, splinting and dry needling and aquatic therapy to help decrease your level of pain, and increase and improve your strength and range of motion.
Physical therapy for hand and wrist injuries also means a speedier recovery time, and this can translate into lower medical costs and less time missed at work for you. To learn more about Sovereign Rehabilitation’s hand and wrist pain treatment, give us call today.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite 225
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 835-3340