Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel and Chronic pain

Researchers say acupuncture therapy could be useful in treating symptoms and causes of carpal tunnel and other chronic pain ailments. Read full article in Healthline

Acupuncture benefits for chronic pain

Those who underwent acupuncture in addition to standard care such as physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications had less severe neck and back pain, fewer headaches, and less pain and disability from their arthritic knees than the patients who got only traditional treatments.
Read full article: Mens Journal

CORS01 – Core Strengthening Exercise – Sit-ups – Low

Function

To increase the strength of your abdominal muscles and to help improve your core strength and stability.

Method
Starting Position:

Lie flat, face up onto an exercise mat or a soft carpet. Semi-flex your knees and hips. If you are a beginner start with your hands by your sides. Otherwise interlock your fingers behind your neck or head with your elbows by your side.

Action:

Bend you knee and hips and lift your feet off the floor. Take a deep breath. Then slowly lift your head, neck and upper back off the floor. Do not come higher than about 6 inches. Hold this position for 3-5 seconds whilst fully exhaling and contracting your abdominal muscles.

Then in a slow and controlled manner lower your body on the floor. Rest for a few seconds and repeat as advised.

Notes:

Avoid pulling your head or neck. Your hands are there just to support you and not to pull you up. If your strength is poor, do this exercise by gliding your palms on the floor next to your body as you attempt to come up.

HANP05 Wrist Sprain

Related Search Terms:

Twisted Wrist. Wrist Ligament Sprain. Wrist Ligament Tear. Wrist Repetitive Strain Injury.

Definition:

Overstretch/tear of the ligaments and/or associated soft tissues between the bones of the forearm and bones of the wrist/hand. Characterised by local pain in the wrist/hand/forearm, swelling, and restricted range of movement.

Exercises:

Pronation/Supination Strengthening & Mobilisation Exercise

Wrist Flexor Stretch: ARMM01, ARMM04

Wrist Extensor Stretch: ARMM02, ARMM03

Wrist Flexion/Extension Strengthening Exercise: HANS03, HANS04, HANS01, HANS02

HANP04 Scaphoid Dysfunction – lesions

Related Search Terms:

Scaphoid Fracture. Avascular Necrosis of Scaphoid. Fall Onto Outstretched Hand (FOOSH). Scaphoid lesion

Definition

Dysfunction (often bone fracture or bone degradation due to poor blood supply) of the small bone at the base of the thumb. Depending on type/mechanism of injury, Scaphoid dysfunction is characterised by local pain/tenderness and swelling at the base of the thumb, aggravated by thumb and wrist movements. In some instances, if blood supply is interrupted, the scaphoid bone may degenerate causing serious problems with the function of the thumb.

Exercises

Thumb Tendon Stretch

Thumb/Finger “O” Exercise

Pronation/Supination Strengthening & Mobilising Exercise

HANP03 Osteoarthritis of the Fingers

Related Search Terms:

Finger OA. Finger Arthritis. Finger Joint Osteoarthritis. Digital Arthritis. Finger Joint Wear and Tear.

Definition:

Degenerative wear and tear of the joints of the fingers. Characterised by local pain, tenderness, swelling, joint deformity, finger weakness and reduced range of movement.

Exercises:

FistFlareExercise : HANS02

Finger Abduction/Adduction Exercise : HANS01, HANS02

Knuckle Flexion Exercise: ARMM02, ARMM03

HANP02 De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Related Search Terms:

Washer Woman’s Strain. Thumb Tendinopathy. Thumb Tendinitis. Thumb Tenosynovitis.

Definition:

Inflammation of the protective/lubricating encasing tube of two tendons (Abductor Pollicis Longus & Extensor Policis Brevis) running across the outside of the wrist to the thumb. Characterised by pain in at the base of the thumb, outside wrist and outside of the forearm. Often accompanied by discomfort and a sensation of friction on thumb/wrist movements.

Exercises:

Stretch for Thumb Tendons:

Pronation/Supination Strengthening and Mobilising Exercise:

Wrist Extensor Stretch: ARMM02, ARMM03

HANP01 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Related Search Terms:

CTS. Median Nerve Compression. Wrist Neuropathy. Carpal Tunnel Neuropathy.

Definition:

Compression/irritation of the Median Nerve as it passes through a restricted space at the base of the hand (under the flexor retinaculum). Characterised by wrist/hand/finger pain, inflammation, and sensory changes such as pins and needles in the hand and fingers. Later followed by wasting of the small muscles of the hand especially of the thumb (the thenar eminence)

Exercises:

Wrist Flexor and Extensor Stretch: ARMM01, ARMM02, ARMM03, ARMM04

First Rib Mobilisation Exercise: CSPM11, CSPM15

Pectoralis Stretch: SHOM07, SHOM13, TSPM05

ARMP04 Triceps Tendinitis

Related Search Terms:

Triceps Tendinopathy. Triceps Tendinosis.

Definition:

Inflammation of the Triceps tendon or it’s insertion into the bone of the elbow apex. Caused by overstretch or overstrain and characterised by local pain, swelling and aggravated by elbow movement.

Exercises:

1. Triceps Stretch: SHOM08, SHOM11

2. Triceps Strengthening Exercise: ARMS02, SHOS02, ARMS07

3. Biceps Brachii Stretch: ARMM04, SHOM07, SHOM10

ARMP03 Olecranon Bursitis

Related Search Terms:

Elbow Bursitis. Student’s Elbow.

Definition

Inflammation of the protective fluid sack located at the apex /tip of the elbow joint. Characterised by local pain and swelling, aggravated by pressure or contact and elbow movement.

Exercises

1. Triceps Stretch: SHOM08, SHOM11

2. Biceps Brachii Stretch: SHOM07, SHOM03, SHOM10, ARMM04,

3. Pronation/Supination Strengthening Exercise: ARMS11

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