Wrist Strain Injuries
Strain Injuries in the wrist primarily occur from repetition
of a physical movement. This repetition causes damage to tendons,
nerves, muscles, and other soft body tissues. Occupations
ranging from typists to musicians are at greater risk from
developing this condition. Even activities such as gardening
and weight training can cause a repetitive strain injury of
the wrist. The rise of computer use and flat, light-touch
keyboards that enable high speed typing have resulted in an
greater incidence of this wrist injury.
repetitive tasks often place excessive stress on muscles and
nerves in the hand and wrist and cause a musculoskeletal disorder
(a painful and often crippling disease) tendonitis, ganglion
cysts, and tenosynovitis. These are all serious hand and wrist
disorders that are showing up in dramatic numbers among workers
in all industries.
of a movement can cause wrist tendonitis, sprains, bursitis.
often starts with a slight ache every now and then, which
people often ignore. As time passes and the damage continues,
individuals may experience symptoms while performing the repeated
activity, when typing for example.
situation becomes more severe, pain may be felt most of the
time, even with the slightest movement. One or both upper
limbs may be affected. Many people also experience numbness
and tingling. Sometimes, this and the pain mean that they
find it difficult to hold objects, and often drop them.
is always better than a cure so therefore reduce the amount
of time spent doing activities that have caused the injury.
Thus use of wrist supports and better seating position
will help to reduce pressure on the wrist.Also take frequent
breaks from the movement.
repetitive movement is similar to giving the muscles a
workout. This means that just like with any exercise or
sport, they need warming up beforehand, and to go through
a warm down period afterwards.
or cold packs will reduce pain and discomfort
and Anti-inflammatory medicines
exercises and wrist braces will help speed up recovery and
prevent further injury.You may need to wear a brace to immobilize
your wrist. If you play sports, you may need to wear a wrist
brace when you return to play.
Products for Repetitive Wrist Strain Injuries
moderate support. Ideal for tasks that require extension,
flexion and rotation of the wrist.
other Occupational Wrist Supports and Computer Wrist Rests