Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Strain Injuries: The Comprehensive Guide to Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

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Frog Books, 1995 - Health & Fitness - 163 pages
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Crouch stresses the importance of finding out exactly what type of RSI you have and of seeking conservative treatment instead of jumping in and having surgery like she did. This book also gives an excellent rundown and explanation of the diagnostic techniques that doctors use, from the innocuous Phalen's test to the often-excruciating electromyography nerve conduction test. While the explanations of different treatments could be more in-depth, they're a good primer if you're investigating your options. Crouch also includes information about worker's compensation plus an extensive list of resources-- organizations, Web sites, books, and articles--helpful for those learning how to treat these often chronic conditions.
 

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Tammy Crouch - Health & Fitness - 1995 - 163 pages
Examines new treatment methods, products, and research, and focuses on
alternatives to surgery and ergonomics to alleviate or prevent the condition
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Contents

Who Gets Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
8
CHAPTERTwo Horses and Zebras or If It Isnt
15
Systemic Disorders
21
Electrodiagnostic Testing
27
Obtaining a Second Opinion
33
Medication
39
Natural Medicine
46
Physical Therapy
54
Keeping a Journal
87
CHAPTEREIGHT Repetitive Strain Injuries in the Workplace
91
Ergonomics
97
Writing By Hand
103
CHAPTER NINE Exercises to Stretch and Strengthen
115
Stretches for the Arms and Shoulders
121
Strengthening Exercises
128
Glossary
145

Acupuncture
60
Yoga
66
CHAPTER SEVEN Prevention and SelfHelp
77

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About the author (1995)

A former Carpal Tunnel Syndrome patient herself from her work as a sign language interpreter, Tammy Crouch recovered the use of her hands after two failed surgeries by learning about alternatice therapies. Ms. Crouch holds degrees in Psychology, Sociology, and Human Resources Management, and now conducts workshops and seminars on overuse injuries in the workplace. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband and daughter.

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