Archive for the ‘wrist pain’ Category

Trigger Points Can Occur in any Muscle

December 17, 2007

Trigger points can occur in any muscle. Remember that every person is unique, and that you are the best judge of your pain and discomfort. Regular use of The Original Backnobber II tool can help you better understand the source and nature of such problems and can be an exceptionally valuable aid in your pursuit of a healthy, pain free lifestyle. The guidelines listed below can be followed when using The Original Backnobber II tool on any muscle in the body.1– Isolate a trigger point by pressing firmly with your fingertips or The Original Backnobber II tool over a specific part of the neck, shoulders, upper, middle or lower back, buttocks or thighs.2- When you feel a hard knot (like a lump) or soreness, apply pressure to determine the level of tenderness in the area. Some sensation of pain is to be expected from the pressure; although for many people, this sensation is quite pleasurable and satisfying. Experiment to determine a tolerable level of pressure.3Once you have located the trigger point and know how it feels, you’re ready to begin using The Original Backnobber II tool. As you become more accustomed to detecting trigger points on your body and how to apply pressure, you can begin immediately with The Original Backnobber II tool instead of performing the preliminary search.

4- The Original Backnobber II tool can be hooked over the shoulder or under the arm. Apply direct, steady, pressure to the trigger point in the muscle.
5- Pressure preferences vary widely among professionals and patients alike, but for many, pressure can be effectively applied for between 5 and 30 seconds. It often takes time for muscles to begin to “trust” the pressure, so the first 20 seconds may be a mere beginning. In general it is best to start slowly and gradually increase pressure as desired following your own best intuition and feelings.6- Apply pressure firmly to the affected muscle. Move along the muscle band at one-inch intervals. Stop and apply longer or deeper pressure to any knots or lumps as you work. Although almost any pressure on a muscle will usually have some releasing effect, it is best to apply pressure along the entire muscle from one end to the other, in approximately one inch intervals, and then stretch before moving onto another area.

7– Harmony and balance between both sides of the body are vital to achieving proper posture and function. It is best to work both sides of the body, just in case any pain is referred to the other side after being “detriggered.”

8- Remember to breathe! Sit back, relax and take some deep breathes both before, during and after using The Original Backnobber II tool.


9– Specific concentration on breathing can enhance the desired results of the trigger point technique. Take a deep breath and begin applying pressure as you exhale. Continue deep breathing as you perform this trigger point technique.

10- In addition to using The Original Backnobber II tool, paying attention to healthy lifestyle habits may also produce noticeable and desired results. Drink plenty of water, participate in physical activity at least 30 minutes a day, eat properly and get plenty of sleep. As you notice improvement in function and movement, you may also find yourself relaxing and enjoying life more than ever before!The Original Backnobber II tool is a wonderful gift. It is on Sale at Medex01.com for $37.66

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Cho-Pat Wrist Support – Wrist Band

June 5, 2007

The Cho-Pat wrist support stabilizes the basic forearm muscle group at their junction in the wrist and hand. It diminishes the shock of forces which otherwise would telescope up the forearm and lead to forearm tendonitis.

By relieving forces to the elbow during repetitive activities, tennis elbow and its recurrence can be prevented. The wrist support also eases discomfort due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and is widely praised by individuals who suffer from weak wrists. The Cho-pat Wrist Support can be used as a preventative device or to provide support during work or play.

The Cho-Pat Wrist Support diminishes stress or pressure incurred at the hand and wrist that could telescope up the forearm and lead to forearm tendonitis or tennis elbow.

It uses compression around the wrist to lessen the impact on the basic forearm muscle group at their junction in the wrist and hand. The Cho-Pat Wrist Support provides customized compression and support for injured wrists or for maximum support during athletic activities. The lightweight elastic allows heat to escape ensuring a cool and comfortable fit while offering unrestricted support for the muscles and ligaments of the wrist.

Note: If you are between sizes, we suggest you order the smaller size

Sizing: Measure Circumference of Wrist
Extra Small 5.5-6 in.; 14-15 cm
Small 6-6.5 in.; 15-17 cm
Medium 6.5-7 in.; 17-18 cm
Large 7-7.5 in.; 18-19 cm
Extra Large 7.5-8.5 in.; 19-22 cm

Cho-Pat Wrist Support sold at Medex01.com

Therma-Wrap for Hot and Cold Therapy Use

June 5, 2007

Available for the hand, ankle/elbow, knee, back and shoulder, the Therma-Wrap provides hot or cold therapy for the relief of pain associated with sprains, strains, and other injuries.
Therma-Wrap comes equipped with pockets designed to hold our FlexiPAC for either hot or cold therapy. Easy to use, simply Microwave in a microwave safe container with water just covering the FlexiPac for soothing heat therapy or store in the freezer for cold therapy.

FlexiPACs included, but you will want extra inserts for continuous treatment. Extra FlexiPACs are also available at an additional cost.

Ankle/Elbow: The Ankle/Elbow wrap is multi-functional. As an ankle wrap it is perfect for helping relieve pain in and around the ankle due to arthritis and acute or chronic ankle sprain. As common as ankle sprains have become in sports like Soccer, this pack is a must for every team trainer. When applied to the elbow, the wrap provides relief of elbow pain, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, elbow tendonitis and elbow arthritis. Includes two FlexiPac Hot/Cold Compresses, for continuous heat and cold therapy.

Knee: The Knee Wrap applies heat or cold therapy to the knee to relieve pain from knee arthritis, meniscus tears or ligament damage such as an ACL injury. Works great for chronic knee sufferers. Includes two FlexiPac Hot/Cold Compresses, for continuous heat and cold therapy, order extra 5″ x 10″ FlexiPACs.

Back: Ice and heat therapy have been proven to help relieve pain in the back due to arthritis, disc problems and muscle aches from overuse or injury. Includes three FlexiPac Hot/Cold Compresses, for continuous heat and cold therapy, order extra 5″ x 10″ FlexiPACs.

Shoulder: The hot/cold shoulder wrap is great for helping relieve pain from injured rotator cuff muscles, shoulder arthritis and acute injuries to the shoulder. Perfect for the athlete who throws repetitively, such as pitchers and quarterbacks. Includes three FlexiPac Hot/Cold Compresses, for continuous heat and cold therapy, order extra 5″ x 10″ FlexiPACs.

Therma Wraps are sold at MedEx01.com

5 minute animation exercise to protect against computer injuries

April 11, 2007

A 5 minute animation exercise to protect against computer injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and to relieve wrist and finger pain.

CTS Exercise Carpal Tunnel Stretch

March 29, 2007

The CTS is a unique stretching device, designed by an Osteopathic physician. It is recommended by physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapist and other hand specialists around the country for stretching the tight soft tissue structures associated with carpal tunnel. The device is lightweight and easy to use. You simply place your hand in the device and press down for 3-5 seconds. Repeating this procedure several times a day will stretch the tight structures of the carpal tunnel.

CTS Exercise Carpal Tunnel Stretch is recommended by hand specialists for stretching the tight soft tissues associated with carpal tunnel. Device is lightweight and easy-to-use.

Sold at MedEx01.com

Wristimer System Wrist Support

March 29, 2007


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Hand Wash and Air Dry

Designed by an orthopedic hand surgeon, WrisTimer™ is the ideal dynamic support for occupational use . It’s unique finger and hand free design prevents damaging wrist flexion but allows healthy range of motion. This is the only brace that allows variable range of motion from 0 to 30 degrees. Full finger and hand grasping capability is maintained that enables full productivity at work. The WrisTimer PM™ maintains neutral wrist positioning during sleep. Provides optimum relief of CTS. The Curved Aluminum Support holds the wrist in a neutral position to reduce inflammation. The brace forms to the hand, wrist, and forearm. Extremely comfortable foam padding protects with soft, breathable cushion for comfort during sleep.

WrisTimer AM™ with Magnets wrist support provides therapeutic treatment during day. Finger and hand free design allows healthy range of motion and avoids damaging wrist flexion during work or activity. Elastic wristband adjusts easily for stable and comfortable wrist compression while finger loop adjustsfor desired range of motion. Designed by an orthopedic surgeon, WrisTimer® is an ideal dynamic support for occupational use. Used by leading companies for prevention and rehabilitation of carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries, research studies show preventing damaging flexion while allowing healthy range of motion during activity is desirable. Now with the therapeutic benefits of magnets, use for repetitive stress injuries, post-op rehab, carpal tunnel syndrome and prevention of potential damaging flexion during activity.WrisTimer PM® with Magnets is the perfect companion support to use at night.

For correct size, measure over bony prominence at wrist.

WrisTimer PM™ with Magnets wrist support provides therapeutic treatment at night. Dorsal application allows a comfortable fit and prevents flexion of the wrist. Aluminum stay holds the wrist in a neutral position to reduce inflammation and provides support following surgery. WrisTimer PM™ with Magnets maintains a neutral wrist positioning during sleep plus adds the benefit of magnet therapy. Research studies show maintaining a neutral position during sleep provides optimum relief and treatment of RSI symptoms. Use for repetitive stress injuries, post-op rehab, carpal tunnel syndrome and improving patient compliance at night. WrisTimer® with Magnets is the perfect companion for wear during the day.

Daytime and Nighttime WrisTimer are available in the following wrist sizes at MedEx01.com:
WrisTimer Day (Small, Medium, Large)
WrisTimer Night (One Size Fits All)