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COVID Care Part 2: Are your hands and wrists sore from working at home? Alleviate carpal tunnel now

We're back at it again with another COVID special! Let me start by saying thank you to all of the essential employees who are serving their communities by keeping us fed and healthy, repairing our homes, taking care of our pets and so many more. But at this point, most of us are working from home and it's really starting to take its toll.

It’s about two weeks since we started to lock ourselves down. Everyone at Rehab and Revive is working diligently to push new telemedicine options through as a way to provide some kind of care while patients are not physically in the office. You can see more information about Rehab and Revive+ here. But I now have a great appreciation for many of you who work in front of a computer all day. After about two days I told my office manager, Ashlee, that I am not cut out for all of this screen time.

This ain't easy! My chair just doesn't feel right. My body is starting to get achy and restless. My wrist and forearms are in funny positions. I have been preaching for YEARS about posture and workstation set up. It is something I do with EVERY patient during either their evaluation or one of their first sessions.

So, I'm taking my own advice and doing an overhaul on my set up. Specifically for my wrist and arms. So if you're anything like me, you're having some of these aches and pains as well. Check out some of my tips below that will hopefully help you alleviate some of those carpal tunnel symptoms.

The video we inserted with the aide of Essential Anatomy has us showing the carpal tunnel, nerves, and the common areas of angry muscles. These bad boys are being used constantly whether I am typing or doing manual therapy. Take a look at the anatomy video and below is a little manual technique to maybe give you some relief!

I also just went live on our Youtube channel to discuss a little more about what carpal tunnel is and what causes it. If you're interested in more information, you can check out the recording here!

We will get better together,

Dr. Lin

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