BACK PAIN: It's women who suffer
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a blanket term covering a range of conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and bursitis, all of which involve damage and inflammation to tendons, nerves, muscles and soft tissues.
Q:Three months before I was due to give birth, I experienced particularly bad carpal tunnel syndrome, and had to wear splints on my hands at night. ...
I am very concerned that I could be developing RSI. What can I do, and what treatments either conventional or alternative have proven to be of use? EB, Swindon..... ...
Butchers, grocery store workers and others who do repetitive work should start the day with yoga exercise to reduce the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome, a specialist has suggested.
* Investigate the cause of your CTS. If it’s a symptom of, say, rheumatoid arthritis or hypo/hyperthyroidism, treat that condition first.
* When not a symptom of a disease, it’s likely to be a structural problem, so try osteopathy (see box, p 11).
Re Harald Gaier’s Alternatives (WDDTY, vol 12 no 11), referring to the use of acupuncture in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and repetitive strain injury (RSI
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the scourge of the modern workplace. The median nerve becomes entrapped as it passes through the wrist, causing weakness, clumsiness, pain or numbness in the hand.
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What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that now affects 10 per cent of the UK workforce. It is caused by compression of the median nerve, which runs through a U-shaped