Arm & Hand Pain

Research: Acupuncture Better than Corticosteroids for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

November 20, 2009

The May 2009 issue of The Clinical Journal of Pain included the results of a randomized controlled trial comparing the use of acupuncture vs corticosteroids for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. The study showed positive results favouring acupuncture. The study followed 77 subjects that were either given acupuncture (8 treatments over 4 weeks) or […]

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Video: Stretch for Tennis Elbow

October 20, 2009

Here is a good little stretch for tennis elbow sufferers. Indications: Massage therapists might also find this little exercise helpful after a long day of work or in between clients. If you have an office job, doing this stretch a few times a day can help ease the discomfort in your wrists or elbows caused […]

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Research: Acupuncture & Tennis Elbow

September 16, 2009

A 2004 systematic review conducted by Dr. Trinh of McMaster University showed strong evidence to support the treatment of lateral epicondyle pain with acupuncture.  The systematic review included 6 high quality studies.  All studies showed that acupuncture provided relief for lateral epicondyle pain.  Five of the six studies showed that acupuncture was more effective than […]

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Tennis Elbow

September 15, 2009

These days the average person that has tennis elbow doesn’t even play tennis.  What used to be a term reserved for athletes can now be achieved by painting too many coats of paint on your wall, typing on your computer, and other non grand slam activities.  If you are feeling pain in your outer elbow […]

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Tingling or Numbness in Your Fingers

July 14, 2009

Tingling (paresthesia) or numbness in your fingers is a common symptom that many don’t take seriously.  It may seem mildly annoying or even funny at times.  Most people at some time have experienced that sensation when we wake up in an odd position and find that our arm is numb, dead or lifeless.  We can […]

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How Exercising Improves Your Health

June 18, 2009

Years ago, people who were in pain were told to rest, but now we know the exact opposite is true. When you rest, you become deconditioned — which may actually contribute to chronic pain.  Your muscles may lose strength and shrink and your body may lose stability.  As tough as it may be to start […]

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