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BlackBerry Thumb Syndrome?

Posted Jun 02 2009 4:33pm

San Francisco Chiropractor and Carpal Tunnel Doctor Comments:

Pe00280011_2 We have been treating C arpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and related disorders at our San Francisco Chiropractic Center for over 15 years now. We have seen it all as far as Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI) of the upper extremities are concerned. Here is a partial list of the conditions we treat on a regular basis: Nintendo Thumb. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Brachial Plexus Disorder. Tendonitis of the wrists. Forearm Strain...and much much more. But there's a new kid in town...check it out...

I just read an interesting blog post on Tech Republic about a condition called BlackBerry Thumb...Here is an excerpt from the article:

Move over carpal tunnel syndrome, there's another ailment that's affecting the work place, and it's calledBlackBerry Thumb–"a stress-related injury due to over-use of any PDA or smartphone… the condition is caused by 'highly repetitive, forceful thumb movements with the thumbs held back from the palms.' The symptoms are pain in the thumb and region around the base of the thumb and hand. Treatment typically consists of resting or strapping the thumb, anti-inflammatory medicines, cortisone injections and, as a last resort, surgery."

Check it out...it is very interesting.

If you suffer from arm, hand/wrist, or thumb pain, and would like to find out if you are a candidate for care at our San Francisco Carpal Tunnel Center...simply call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary CTS Evaluation.

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