Swelling - Overview
Occupational therapy is treatment to help people live as independently as possible. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who, because of illness, injury, developmental delays, or psychological problems, need assistance in learning skills to help them lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives. Occupational therapists use work, self - care, and recreational activities to ...
Office Ergonomics - Topic Overview
What is a shoulder SLAP tear? A SLAP tear is a specific kind of injury to your shoulder. It is a tear in the ring of firm tissue -- called the labrum -- around your shoulder socket. SLAP stands for "superior labrum, anterior to posterior." In other words, it is "the top part of the labrum, from the front to the back."
Swelling - Frequently Asked Questions
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Office Ergonomics - Using Ergonomics to Prevent Injury
Ergonomics may prevent musculoskeletal injuries (such as back strain or carpal tunnel syndrome) by reducing physical and mental stress caused by the workstation setup. By focusing on the physical setup of your workstation and the tools you use, you can reduce your chances of injuries. It also is important to evaluate the work process, including job organization, worker rotation, task variety, ...
Swelling - Check Your Symptoms
Check your symptoms of swelling.
Corticosteroids for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Drug details for Corticosteroids for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Preventing Finger, Hand, and Wrist Problems - Health Tools
Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Should I Have Surgery?Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Wrist Care: Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Swelling - When Physical Therapy Can Help
Physical therapy and recovery from injuryPhysical therapy can help you recover from an injury and avoid future injury by reducing pain in the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments), improving flexibility and function, and building muscle strength. Your physical therapist can also evaluate how you perform an activity and make suggestions for doing the activity in a way that is less likely .
Ice for Heel Pain - Prevention
Tips to help prevent swelling.
Preventing Finger, Hand, and Wrist Problems - Topic Overview
Repeated hand and wrist movements, especially if they are done in awkward positions such as with the wrist bent forward or back, can cause swelling or thickening of tissues within the carpal tunnel. The swelling makes the carpal tunnel smaller and puts pressure on the median nerve, which can cause tingling or pain in the wrist and hand.These kinds of hand and wrist movements are done in every part of our lives, during:Work (such as cutting meat; repairing cars; construction, especially when using vibrating tools; prolonged bar-code scanning; using a computer).Daily activities (such as cooking, cleaning, gardening).Hobbies (such as needlework, knitting, painting, holding a book while reading).Sports (such as tennis, golf, bicycling).Here are some things you can do to put less strain on your body:For activities such as typing and knitting, keep your forearms parallel to the floor or slightly lowered.Keep your shoulders relaxed and not raised.Your wrists and hands should be in line with