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Take Ergonomic “Microbreaks”

Working often places people in awkward postures throughout the day. Maintaining these postures and compressions can impede flow of blood, impinge nerves, and injure your soft tissue.

When typing or operating machinery it is critical to take “microbreaks”. For every 30 minutes of work, try to rest for approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Don’t work through the pain even if it’s only for a little bit. Anytime you start to feel pain, your body is trying to tell you something, so listen to it! ! Taking a short break for even a few seconds here and there can benefit you greatly in the long run, and help you to avoid getting carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, or even arthritis.

Yours in health,
Jenn

Tip: Using your computer’s mouse sparingly

A quick tip for today while working on your computer to prevent carpal tunnel and tendinitis: Instead of keeping your hand raised over the mouse while you read webpages or documents, simply take it down and place it in your lap until you have to click on to something else. A simple way you reduce overall strain on your hands and wrists throughout the day!

Yours in health,
Jenn

GRASP Hand Therapy Now Open in Carlsbad, CA

We are officially open for business and accepting new patients for hand therapy in downtown Carlsbad, CA.

GRASP Hand Therapy
2777 Jefferson St.
Suite 203E
Carlsbad, CA  92008

Contact Us to schedule an evaluation.