Arm and hand pain: Self-treatment for flexors

Arm pain, Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), Hand pain, Neuromuscular therapy, Repetitive strain injury (RSI), Self-treatment tips

Sometimes stretching isn’t enough and you need manual treatment to relieve pain in your forearm and hand. If you have hand strength, here are a few self-treatment tips that I give patients in my Neuromuscular Therapy center near Boston. More tips will be included in the following posts. This one is for the finger and […]

May 30, 2010

Arm and hand pain: Pectoralis minor entrapment

Arm pain, Backpacks, Chest pain, Hand pain, Nerve entrapment, Shoulder pain, Stretches, Stretching (Active Isolated method)

Entrapment by the pectoralis minor muscle can block blood and nerve flow to the arms causing pain, tingling, numbness (dysesthesia) and unusual sensations (parasthesias). The pectoralis minor’s very strong tendon overlies the brachial plexus of nerves and the axillary artery that make up the neurovascular bundle that serves the arm. When the muscle is tight […]

May 21, 2010

Arm and hand pain: Stretches for tennis elbow

Arm pain, Buttock pain, Elbow pain, Muscle information, Pilates, Stretches, Stretching (Active Isolated method)

The hard-hitting repetitive moves of tennis cause pain at the lateral epicondyle of the elbow. The pain comes from one or both of two muscle sources, the supinator muscle and the extensor muscles of the hand and fingers. Effective stretching using Active Isolated Stretching methods is an important treatment for maintenance, prevention and pain relief. […]

May 3, 2010

Arm and hand pain: Voice recognition software

Arm pain, Chronic pain, Hand pain, Repetitive strain, Repetitive strain injury (RSI)

Voice recognition software may be necessary for those who have sustained a damaging Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Effective treatment soon after arm and hand pain symptoms appear can prevent a long lasting chronic pain condition, but since this injury is increasing alarmingly with the widespread everyday use of computers, voice recognition software may become more […]

April 30, 2010

Arm and hand pain: Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Arm pain, Hand pain, Thumb pain

White fingers, numbness, pain and cold all indicate problems with blood vessels and nerves and are symptoms of a condition known as Reynaud’s Phenomenon. The lesser form of this condition can benefit from Neuromuscular Therapy by treating muscles that are sources of neurovascular entrapment. Reynaud’s is characterized by constriction of blood vessels. Abnormal nerve control […]

April 24, 2010