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Uses of healing magnets >Repetitive Strain
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), Tendonitis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
What is RSI, Tendonitis and Carpel tunnel syndrome?
Repetitive Strain Injuries occur from repeated physical movements doing damage
to tendons, nerves, muscles, and other soft body tissues. Occupations ranging
from meatpackers to musicians have characteristic RSIs that can result from the
typical tasks they perform. The rise of computer use and flat, light-touch
keyboards that permit high speed typing have resulted in an epidemic of injuries
of the hands, arms, and shoulders. Use of pointing devices like mice and
trackballs are as much a cause, if not more so. The thousands of repeated
keystrokes and long periods of clutching and dragging with mice slowly
accumulates damage to the body .
The term Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is not, in itself, a medical diagnosis.
It is used to describe a number of named musculoskeletal conditions (such as
Tenosynovitis, Cramp of the Hand, Tendonitis, etc.) as well as 'diffuse RSI'
which is more difficult to define but which recent research attributes to nerve
damage. These are almost always occupational in origin. 'Repetitive Strain
Injury' is a term similar to that of 'sports injury' in that it tells more about
how the injury was sustained, rather than what the injury actually is. This
condition refers to the tender swelling of tendons, the rope or cord like
structures which connect muscles to bones in order to work the joints of the
body. When any group of tendons are overused microscopic tears can result,
leading to inflammation. Even a minor contraction in the muscle can then lead to
Tendonitis more commonly affects the hand, wrist, elbows and shoulders, although
it may occur at any joint in the body. Other conditions may be linked to
inflammation of the tendons, such as Tenosynovitis. Tendonitis results in pain
and local tenderness. The thickening and scarring may prevent the affected
fingers or limbs from going through their normal range of movements. The
increase in pain and disability is usually gradual, unless the injury is the
result of sudden strain (tearing) or a direct blow. The most common recognisable
factor is overloading the tendon through repetitive physical activity. Certain
sports may cause discomfort and at work it can occur from overuse of the
keyboard, computer mouse or through routine assembly line work.
The carpal tunnel is a passageway in the wrist formed by the eight carpal
(wrist) bones, which make up the floor and sides of the tunnel, and the
transverse carpal ligament, a strong ligament stretching across the roof of the
Inside the carpal tunnel are tendons which run down from the muscles in the
forearm and work to flex your fingers and thumb. Also running through the tunnel
is the median nerve, a cord about the size of a pencil, supplying information
back to the brain about sensations you feel in your thumb, index, middle and
(occasionally) ring fingers.
In carpal tunnel syndrome the median nerve gets squeezed, often because the
tendons become swollen and overfill the tunnel. The median nerve within the
carpal tunnel is very sensitive to pressure and so there are many possible
causes including arthritis, fluid retention and diabetes. If the problem comes
on during the day it is important to look for a link to regular physical
activities at work or home, for example; writing, typing, using a computer
mouse, DIY, housework or knitting. Repeated flexion and extension of the wrist,
as is common in various work activities, can cause inflammation which puts
pressure on the nerve. Work factors which can contribute to the condition
include insufficient breaks and awkward posture.
Magnetic treatment of RSI, Tendonitis and Carpal tunnel syndrome.
RSI, Tendonitis and Carpal tunnel syndrome are injuries relating to the stress
and overload of tendons and muscles with in the body. Although most people
associate them with the hand, wrist and arm, RSI can occur anywhere in the body
where the is a constant repetition of an action. This type of strain injuries
are usually acute in natural rather than chronic and can be treated very
successfully. The predominant aim with all of these conditions is to reduce the
inflammation which surrounds the strained tendons , muscles and tissues, plus
renew the damaged soft tissue. Whilst conventional treatments revolve around
using painkillers, rest, splints and even in some cases (carpal tunnel
syndrome) surgery, magnets will work to treat the inflammation that is causing
the condition to continue.
Typical magnetic treatments for these conditions
1) Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI): wear ever the RSI is located magnets must be placed directly over the
strained area. Most commonly straps or wraps are used as they also provide an
element of support as well as magnetic therapy. For example RSI in the back
would be treated with a back support. As RSI damage is usually limited to soft
tissue , muscle and tendons results can be seen quite quickly as the magnetic
field will reduce the inflammation which is pressing upon the nerve endings with
in a few days ( in most cases).
2) Tendonitis: Predominantly in the arm, this can be treated with straps placed
around the injury or by using high strength magnetic jewellery. If jewellery is
used on the wrist and the injury is in the elbow or upper arm then the strength
of the jewellery must be strong enough to allow the magnetic field to penetrate
all the way to the injury. As previously discussed a magnetic field weakens as
it moves away from the magnetic source. For this reason the jewellery should be
at least 2,000 gauss/200 m Tesla per magnet.
3) Carpal tunnel syndrome: This is always located in the wrist and is very easy
to treat with a wrist support or a magnetic bracelet. As with all conditions the
magnets must be worn day and night to be of most benefit, this is particularly
important with Carpal tunnel syndrome as most of the symptoms occur during the
night time (pins and needles, cramp, numbness, swelling).
All three of these aliments are very painful and limit the mobility of the area
that is affected, but they do not have an underlying disease process such as
arthritis or osteoporosis. The damage occurs as a result of tasks which the
sufferer does on a daily basis. This means that once the symptoms have been
resolved the condition is, in effect, ‘cured’ in such that it will not reappear
until the repetition has again been performed a significant number of times to
cause the condition to reappear. As a result once the injury has been resolved
sufferers can go for long periods of time with out any symptoms and when
symptoms do start to reoccur the immediate application of magnets will resolve
the pain very quickly.
Uses of healing magnets >Repetitive
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