The clinical definition of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition caused by compression of a major nerve where it passes over the carpal bones through a passage at the front of the wrist, alongside the flexor tendons of the hand. This chronic condition is so painful that, on the advice of their doctor, many sufferers turn to surgery for relief. For sufferers with true cases of CTS, this is a wise choice.
Why Do Overuse Injuries Occur?
The body is a miraculous machine. It can adapt to all types of environments, absorb quite a bit of physical stress and continue to function normally.
The ability to absorb stress is actually a survival mechanism that forces growth as a result of that trauma. That’s why your muscles feel so sore after a day of strenuous activity.
Unfortunately, this recovery and growth mechanism can’t always keep up. When specific movements are repeated over a long period of time, they apply mini-traumas to parts of the body. The process is slow, but eventually an overuse injury occurs.
What is Muscle Overuse?
Simply stated, Muscle Overuse is nothing more than a particular type of injury. However, instead of being caused by an event like a cut or fall, this type of injury occurs little by little over a long period of time.
Muscle overuse injuries are the result of repeated trauma to internal body structures like tendons, ligaments and joints. Most notable in athletes who perform the same repetitive movements over many years, this type of injury can occur anytime a motion or physical action is constantly repeated over time.
Muscle overuse is common in athletes, office workers and service professionals. Despite their common nature they remain the most challenging to diagnose.
Muscle Overuse Symptoms Can Lead to Unnecessary Surgery
Reduced Range of Motion
Loss of Strength
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The Difference 15 Minutes Can Make
Pain is the body’s way of informing us of problems. With Muscle Overuse, the increase in pain is quite gradual. It’s very common to put off seeking help until your quality of life is affected.
Once that happens, it’s time to seek professional help. Unfortunately, muscle overuse is one of the easiest injuries to misdiagnose.
We suggest you begin your search for pain relief at Pain Release Therapy. A 15 minute exam is all you’ll need to begin feeling lasting relief from your chronic overuse pain.