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Expert articles, effective exercises and advice on arm and wrist problems
Articles on arm and wrist
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Exercises on arm and wrist
Together with physiotherapy experts, we have put together a set of simple exercises that you can practice at home or in the office.
Experts Answered on arm and wrist
Stabbing pain under shoulder blade
I've had stabbing pain under my right shoulder blade for a week now. It's worst with deep breaths and sneezes. Can you help?
pain under the right shoulder blade that worsens when inhaling and sneezing may be caused by a rib blockage. I recommend visiting an experienced physical therapist or a doctor, who can examine you to identify the cause with certainty and propose treatment. Until then, feel free to try the chest pain and stretching exercise guides here on our website.
Rehabilitation after carpal tunnel surgery
what is the rehabilitation regimen after carpal tunnel surgery?
the regimen is individually set by your surgeon and the physician or physical therapist in charge of your rehabilitation. Generally it consists of gradually exercising the hand and wrist back to full mobility. After the stitches are removed, the first phase is relaxing the area of the scar, mobilizing the fingers, and practicing low-power grabbing motions to reduce swelling. Once the surgeon gives clearance, the patient may begin putting weight (leaning) on the hand and exercising with light weights or a resistance band. In some cases, laser resurfacing may be used to reduce the prominence of the scar.
You can read our carpal tunnel article for more information.
Carpal tunnel and massages
can massage help with carpal tunnel syndrome?
massages are generally pleasant, and reduce stress as well as muscle tension; lymphatic drainage massages even reduce swelling. For all these reasons, massage can certainly be helpful in preventing carpal tunnel syndrome. Assuming the primary cause of the syndrome is eliminated, massage combined with rehabilitation can also help treat its early-stage forms.
You can read more about carpal tunnel syndrome in my detailed article.
Exercises to treat carpal tunnel syndrome
is it possible to cure carpal tunnel syndrome solely through exercise?
assuming the condition is in its early stages and the primary cause of wrist overloading is removed, a suitable exercise regimen can reduce or even completely eliminate carpal tunnel symptoms. The more advanced the condition is, the less likely it will respond to exercises alone.
You can read more about carpal tunnel exercises in my article.