Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wrist Pain Prevention

By Tom Nicholson

When you have a hobby or job that necessitates the use of your hands, you may start to get a little nervous whenever you encounter wrist pain. Suddenly every twinge and every ache is a sign of inflammation and you might be worrying yourself into a case of hypochondria! The truth of the matter is that wrist pain and wrist injuries can be avoided if you are simply careful. While some people do seem more susceptible to wrist injuries than other people, it is still worth looking into preventative measures and considering how you are going to be able to move forward and keep your wrists in good health.

You can prevent more injuries and pain in your wrists by being mindful of the way you use your wrists. Consider the various things you do with your wrists and how you position them on a daily basis. Activities such as typing, sewing or carving all require fine motor control and variable dexterous hand motions. When you enjoy what you are doing and you become good at it, you most likely have a tendency to move your hands and wrists faster, which can cause uncomfortable irritation. Your fingers, hands and wrists are more likely to be sore from inflammation; therefore, you should try not to work too fast.

Pressing forward and continual movements can and will cause consequences when practice for a long time, therefore, you really need to give your hands, fingers and wrists an occasional rest. Take a 5-minute break for every hour you may spend typing. Get away from your computer while you stretch your body including your wrists, hands and fingers. Flexing your wrists can ensure their good health. Generally, your hand positions are uncomfortable and rigid, while typing. You need to rest the tendons of the wrists and hands occasionally.

Keeping your wrists at a more comfortable distance will help to reduce the pain your feel in your wrists. Working with your wrists drawn close to your body can cause cramping and stress. Consider your options and then push your wrists farther away from your body, while working. This helps to redistribute the stress you feel in your shoulders and arms. This can make a big difference. You should consider where you are working and the positioning of your body.

There are numerous things you should consider when you want to be wrist pain free. Being mindful of your positioning is one of the most helpful tips you can follow, while becoming more aware of the signals from your body concerning wrist pain.

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