Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a very common problem that affects many people. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports about 28,000 CTS cases per year and because so many sufferers jump to a surgical option, it’s become THE LEADING CAUSE of lost workdays in the United States. Women are 71% more likely […]
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: 3 Great Exercises!
Because carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is technically a tendonitis that happens to be near a nerve (the median nerve), one treatment option for CTS is to manage the tendonitis and by doing so, the pressure on the median nerve will resolve. Also, because the movement of the hand and wrist are controlled by opposite functioning […]
The Whiplash Syndrome: Posture and Exercise
Whiplash can result from a number of causes, not just from motor vehicle accidents. A fall on the ice or a slippery floor, a sports-related injury, or even one of those rides that throws you around at the county fair can result in the same type of injury. Whiplash occurs when the head is literally […]
Fibromyalgia: What Water Exercises Can I Do?
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition associated with tight, sore muscles with generalized, whole body pain which can dramatically affect a person’s lifestyle. However, there are ways to fight back! Last month, we discussed the benefits of water exercises and this month, we’re going to illustrate some specific exercises that can be performed in water. Remember […]
Fibromyalgia: Why Water Exercises?
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition associated with tight, sore muscles but no one REALLY knows where FM comes from or why it picks on certain people and not others. Some feel it’s caused by lack of sleep, specifically deep sleep, eventually resulting in chronically tight muscles. Others theorize it’s the underlying stress of a person’s […]
Fibromyalgia and Exercise (Part II)
Last month, we started the conversation about the importance of exercise, and how it improves the quality of life for everyone, especially those with Fibromyalgia (FM). We listed specific recommendations about how to go about implementing an exercise program safely and successfully but never finished the subject. Hence, here are some additional tips for getting started with exercise:
Fibromyalgia and Exercise
It is common knowledge that we can all benefit from exercise; however, it is especially important for people with fibromyalgia (FM) to exercise as it reduces fatigue, increases energy, improves joint flexibility, and improves sleep quality and mood. In essence, exercise allows FM sufferers to live a more enjoyable and fulfilling life! With that said, […]
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Exercise
We have discussed the topic of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) exercises previously but because this topic is so important, it warrants another look at this subject from a different perspective. Please keep in mind there are many exercises that will help patients with CTS, including a general, aerobic exercise program. In other words, just staying […]
Low Back Pain and Balance Exercises
Previously, we discussed the relationship between low back pain and balance, particularly our unfortunate increased tendency to fall as we age. Let’s look at ways to improve our balance by learning specific exercises that utilize the parts of the nervous system that regulate balance or proprioception—particularly, the cerebellum (the part of the brain that regulates […]
Fibromyalgia: Exercise Recommendations
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition that affects the muscles of the body in a generalized way, producing pain that is usually felt in many areas. This widespread pain can impact many aspects of one’s life and disrupt jobs, hobbies, and relationships. Previously, we discussed dietary strategies that can be employed to minimize the inflammatory […]