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Newsletter Video, May 2019

Don’t Rush into Expensive, Aggressive Treatment – Natural Care is In

If you know anyone that has suffered from tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, or a wrist fracture, we can help. Natural care is “in” and clinical evidence supports its use.


Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28158963



Scientists have concluded:
At 4 weeks, there was a significant interaction between corticosteroid injections and physiotherapy (P = .01), whereby patients receiving the placebo injection plus physiotherapy had greater complete recovery or much improvement vs no physiotherapy. If you want to put up with the pain for 6 – 12 months, outcomes are similar in those that had physical therapy versus those that did not. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/1568252

Exercises of the Month

Wrist Extensors Stretch

 
  • Straighten one arm in front of you, palm facing down
  • Using opposite hand, slowly pull fingers down and back toward stomach until a comfortable stretch is felt
  • Keep the elbow straight during the exercise

Sets: 1
Reps: 2
Sessions: 1 Everyday
Hold Time: 30s
Repeat on Both Sides

Wrist Flexors Stretch

 
  • Straighten one arm in front of you, palm facing down
  • Using opposite hand, slowly pull fingers up toward the ceiling until a comfortable stretch is felt
  • Keep the elbow straight during the exercise

Sets: 1
Reps: 2
Sessions: 1 Everyday
Hold Time: 30s
Repeat on Both Sides

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