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

Arm and hand pain: Blackberry thumb

Arm pain, Hand pain, Thumb pain

A new “diagnosis,” the pain caused by specific repetitive stress to the arm and hand muscles that bend the thumb is of increasing importance due to our hand-held texting devices like the Blackberry. To press the keys with the device in the palm of the hand requires flexing the tip of the thumb inward and […]

April 17, 2010

Arm and hand pain: Carpal tunnel syndrome

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

Of all the arm and hand pain conditions and syndromes that can be treated, carpal tunnel syndrome is the one that is most often misdiagnosed and the one for which unnecessary surgeries are most often performed. See other conditions and causes in the post on Arm and hand pain: A Checklist of Causes. I was […]

April 2, 2010