Balanced Body PT; Shoulder Elbow Wrist Pain

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on a farm, the vast majority of Americans work indoors, often at a computer for a predetermined number of hours week after week. But this new lifestyle isn’t exactly harmless for the body, either. There are plenty of ways in which the common tasks of 21st-century life put the bodyunderagreatdealofstress.Sedentary lifestyles frequentlycontribute toweight gain, which increases your risk for a long list of obesity-related diseases.This puts additional stress on your body, which could result in pain in crucial joints like your shoulders, elbows and yes, even your wrists. But even aside from that, there are a lot of potential issues that your body can face as a result of sedentary behavior in the workplace — including shoulder, elbow and wrist pain. Elbow, wrist and shoulder injuries are especially common as a result of workplace injuryandoveruse.While it issometimespossible to takeaction topreventan injury from developing, it is especially important to be able to recognize when an injury develops and to understand ways that you can combat that injury by identifying what may have caused the pain to develop in the first place. GIVE CHRONIC PAIN THE COLD SHOULDER Finding Relief From Shoulder, Elbow, &Wrist Pain (continued from outside)

Getting a Handle on Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder Pain One of the biggest concerns regarding pain in the wrist, elbow and shoulder is that it is difficult to actually allow these parts of the body time to rest. Every movement and action requires these body parts — and when the pain develops in both arms, as it often does, treating thepain becomes even morecomplicated. It is impossible to care for your basic needs without involving your shoulder or wrist, let alone get through a day at the office. This iswhysomany issues regardingpain in thewrists,elbowsandshoulders typically become chronic. Since it is difficult to allow these body parts time to properly rest, they continue being overused and the pain can actually worsen.

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Common issues that can lead to shoulder, wrist and elbow pain include:

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• Issues with poor posture • Carpal tunnelsyndrome,whichcan develop from overuse of the wrist and regular, repetitive motions, such as typing • Heavy lifting

• Athletic injuries • Muscle sprain • Muscle strain • Dislocation or hyperextension of the joints

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