School is back in and Alberta is opened back up and now that everyone is returned back to work some of you may be suffering from elbow and wrist pain caused from overuse of the muscles, tendons and joints in general. This is called medial and lateral epicondylitis or in laymans terms "Tennis elbow" and " Golfers elbow" depending on which side of the elbow is inflammed.
Laying down anatomically with the wrists pointed up the pain and inflammation of the elbow on the inside is called "Golfers elbow" or "Medial epicondylitis" and on the outside "Tennis elbow" or "Lateral epicondylitis". The tendons on the inside and outside of the elbow get inflammed and start cause an achching pain. Generally this is from overuse and from sports such as tennis or golf which is where the name originates but are also commonly affected from typing and writing too much.
Carpel tunnel is also a common problem from office work or professions like teachers because of bad posture, and too much typing and writing. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of your hand. When the median nerve is compressed, the symptoms can include numbness, tingling and weakness and can cause lack of motor control or weakness in the wrists. This can lead to issues with grasping objects and make simple life tasks such as brushing teeth, showering, combing or even drinking a glass of water difficult.
Massage therapy has been proven over and over again to help with these conditions by releasing tension and breaking up adhesions in the problem areas of the foereamrs, elbows and wrists and getting rid of synptoms caused by these conditions. Massage is the manipulation of the body's soft tissues. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device. The purpose of massage is generally for the treatment of body stress or pain. It can helps decrease stress hormone levels and increase hormones like oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine which put you in more joyeous state of mind. RAPID Neurofascial reset is also another means of treatment, it releases fascia around the joints by adding pressure against the periosteum of the bone enabling the brain to continuously release the tissue.
If you're feeling any pain or being affected by the symptoms or conditions above conisder getting a massage treatment or a RAPID Neurofascial Reset treatment.
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