RE: Occupational hazard - carpal tunnel

Subject: RE: Occupational hazard - carpal tunnel
From: bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 12:41:09 -0600

Something else you might want to look into is a paraffin wax "hand spa." It's basically an elongated crock pot that you use to melt wax in to coat your hands. I don't think it's got any long-term benefits, but it sure does feel good for a little while afterwards. When I asked my orthopod about Ben-Gay years ago, he told me that stuff that like wouldn't actually help but he encouraged it if it helped relieve the pain for a while (this was the same doc that turned me on to the Dr. Grip).

The job where I got CTS (blue-collar, not writing) was so notorious for RSIs that they actually made all new employees soak in one of these before and after every shift. That was the only place I ever saw one for several years, but last XMas, they were selling two different home models at Wal-Mart (I believe they were $30/40 respectively).

They must have been popular because the store was sold out by the time I went back (but I got one as a Xmas present anyway).


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From: Leslie Peet [mailto:Leslie -dot- Peet -at- fimat -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 12:29 PM
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Subject: Re: Occupational hazard - carpal tunnel


problems). When I feel my wrist muscles under strain I wear a knitted cuff
on my wrist to keep the muscles warm (warm muscles are less prone to
strain). I also practice tai chi, do stretches in the morning, and wrist,


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