Category: Carpal Tunnel

Give Yourself a Hand

 

Category: Carpal Tunnel, Hand Therapy, Physical Therapy

Hand Care and Therapy Atlanta GAWhat would you do without your hands? Thankfully, most of us don’t have to worry about that scenario. But it is not unusual to get an injury to your hand that leaves it unusable. When that happens, understanding hand therapy is a step toward regaining your full range of motion again.

Because our hands are nearly always involved it whatever we are doing, they are frequently prone to injury. Most of us spend time working in the kitchen using sharp knives, hot surfaces and electric appliances to create our food. Any of these activities can lead to an injury needing therapy in addition to healing. Severe burns leave scar tissue behind. Deep cuts can injure tendons and muscles, and an electric slicer can shear off a finger.
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Getting Back to the Office After a Carpal Tunnel Diagnosis

 

Category: Carpal Tunnel, Hand Therapy

Workspaces Atlanta GAFor those who work in an office setting, spending most of their workday at a computer, carpal tunnel syndrome is a real possibility. There are ways to help prevent carpal tunnel problems like correct posture and an ergonomic workspace, regular breaks from the keyboard with proper stretches. If you’ve already been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, there are things you can do to minimize discomfort and progression. (more…)


Don’t Be in the Dark About Carpal Tunnel

 

Category: Carpal Tunnel, Hand Therapy

Workspaces Atlanta GAThe belief that carpal tunnel mostly occurs for people who work with computers is widespread. While data entry workers see more than their share of this condition, analysts have found that it is three times more common among assemblers. Women are more likely to get it than men, possibly because the carpal tunnel in a women’s hand is smaller. (more…)


Wondering If You Work In An Ergonomically-Friendly Environment?

 

Category: Carpal Tunnel, Workplace Injuries

Atlanta GA Rehabilitation from a Work InjuryBy now, you probably have heard the term “ergonomic.” If you haven’t, ergonomics refers to the science of making your work more comfortable and efficient. This sounds like an ideal work environment, doesn’t it? But, do you have an ergonomically friendly work environment? If you’re not certain about this, Sovereign Rehabilitation offers job-site ergonomic assessments.

Sovereign Rehabilitation’s work-site ergonomic assessment and analysis will determine if you and your employees are working in a safe and productive working environment. This assessment can prevent injury and promote health and productivity in your work place. (more…)


Is Your Smartphone Not Smart For Your Wrist?

 

Category: Carpal Tunnel, Hand Therapy

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…)


How to Create a More Ergonomic Work Space

 

Category: Carpal Tunnel, Education, Workplace Injuries

sovereign rehabilitation logoErgonomics is a word that may sound strange, but it’s one that plays a big role in how comfortable and efficient we’re able to be at work.

Ergonomics is a field of study that looks at how work spaces are designed. An ergonomic work area can increase efficiency, but more importantly it helps reduce or eliminate the risk of musculoskeletal pain from conditions such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, neck tension or back aches that can occur when we sit at our desk incorrectly for 8 or more hours a day.
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Is Your Office Job Becoming a Pain in the Wrist?

 

Category: Carpal Tunnel, Hand Therapy

Physical Therpaists for Hands & Wrists Atlanta GAIf 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.
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