Anyone with a splint or bandage on their hand or wrist has been asked this question by well meaning observers, or just straight "sticky beaks". It is a fair guess, as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is very common. At Northside Hand & Upper Limb Clinic we get asked about this condition almost daily. But for you to have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome you need to have a few key features. The first thing is to suffer from interrupted sleep due to being disturbed by a "dead", numb or painful hand. Secondly the hand goes numb whilst engaging in prolonged gripping tasks (which compress the carpal tunnel).
Clients attending our clinics often have questions regarding the use of natural vitamins or minerals that may assist in the healing of injuries or conditions they are experiencing. Unfortunately, high level research regarding the use of natural remedies is limited, however one area that has shown promising results so far has been the use of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Wrist pain is something that most of us deal with at one time or another during our lives.
It has many causes and is treated in many different ways depending on the cause. At Northside Hand and Upper Limb Clinic, our experienced Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists are able to assess your wrist pain to help determine the correct course of action to improve your pain.
General information: we have not used peanuts in or near the chocolate making area. We do have peanuts in the house though and can not guarantee that some peanut smells were not in the vicinity of the ingredients. We have used 70% cocoa, 51% cocoa and milk chocolate for our lovely home made chocolates.
What is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow is the name given to a condition which is also known as Lateral Epicondylalgia, or Lateral Epicondylosis. This means pain on the ‘outside’ of the elbow, and it can be started by injury to a tendon in this region. Tennis elbow is very common. At any given time, between 1% and 3% of the population will have Tennis Elbow. It can cause significant pain and it can make simple tasks difficult and/or painful to do.