Re: more on cp, wrist/arm problems...

Subject: Re: more on cp, wrist/arm problems...
From: "Parker, Cassandra M. (EXCH)" <CMPARKER -at- INTERMEDIA -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 16:08:39 -0400

I read most replies and have gained a lot of valuable information.

Can anyone give more examples of different types of exercises that can
be performed while sitting at our 8-5 or 8-8 (in some cases)
workstations? I have already started the example that Dennis Hays
supplied. Thanks.

I have come across three types of exercises while discussing this topic
which can be performed sitting or standing:

1. With your palms downward and all fingers stretched out, extend both
arms forward as far as they will go, slowly moved your right hand to the
right and your left hand to the left until you get them to your sides.
Now hold them there for a few seconds, remembering to keep the fingers
stretched out, then release. You can either stretch to the side or hold
them straight up from the elbow.
REASON: This helps with circulation in both hands and strengthens the
muscles from the tips of the finger to the shoulder.

2. With your right palm upward stretch your right hand out in front of
you. Take the left hand and position the four fingers (excluding the
thumb) on top of the four fingers of the right hand and GENTLY pull
downward making sure the arm stays straight, then release. REASON:
Holding the fingers around the mouse or in that position for hours
create the potential for arthritis to set in because of limited movement
of all but 1or 2 fingers. This help stretch the muscles that otherwise
stay in one position most of the day.

3. While sitting or standing doing nothing (meaning not typing, using
the mouse, or writing), stretch the fingers out (of the hand your are
having problems with) as far as they will stretch, hold for about 2
seconds, and release.

Hope this helps someone.



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>From: Bill Bledsoe[SMTP:bill -dot- bledsoe -at- CMS-STL -dot- COM]
>Sent: Monday, August 18, 1997 12:35 PM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: more on cp, wrist/arm problems...
>
>Thought I'd throw in my $.02 worth on the subject and since I haven't
>seen this one... I'd thought I'd offer it.
>
>Coming from the golf business where wrist injuries and constant
>tendonitis or Carpal Tunnel are also very prevelent, you're starting to
>see more and more touring PGA professionals using Copper Bracelets, and
>Magnetic Bracelets to combat problems like constant tendonitis and
>carpal tunnel (as well as other swelling or repetitive stress type
>injuries). Justin Leonard, Jose-Maria Olathabal, Tom Kite, Phil
>Mickelson, Tiger Woods are just a few names... there are literally
>hundreds of tourning PGA/LPGA pros using these items...
>
>I wear a Sabona copper bracelet when ever I hit balls or play, and now I
>use it at work when I type, on my particularly tender left hand. It has
>REALLY helped. It is SOOO much better than pumping Ibuprophen or
>Naproxen...
>
>Copper has been used by the traditional medical community for some time
>in the treatment of arthritis and tendonitis... and the Magnetic
>approach is widely gaining acceptance as well. Both work on the same
>principal of increasing circulation to the effected or troubled areas.
>Difficult to use on a shoulder, but great for wrists, hands, legs, feet
>and back believe it or not.
>
>Just another alternative... rest, exercise and proper technique are key
>though for all...
>
>cheers,
>--
>****************************************************
>Bill Bledsoe
>Senior Technical Writer - CMS
>Bill -dot- Bledsoe -at- cms-stl -dot- com or intlidox -at- anet-stl -dot- com
>
>Prediction 4
>"The people who are studying Tai Chi Chuan instead
>of saving money are planning to beat us up and take
>our stuff when we've retired"
>
>Scott Adams - The Dilbert Future
>****************************************************
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