Mayfield: Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Pain

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“Stay Healthy When You Sit At A Desk All Day!” CORRECT SITTING TIPS AT WORK

1. The top of the monitor should be at eye level. 2. Wrists should be slightly higher than elbows or at same level so arms are relaxed. You may have to adjust the height of your chair to achieve this level. 3. Your feet should be touching the floor comfortably. If you cannot touch the floor, use a box or stool. This prevents increased strain on your legs. 4. Pull the chair in close to your keyboard- no reaching or leaning forward. 5. Take frequent breaks from sitting; be sure to stretch every 20-30 minutes to give your body a break from staying in one position. Set alarms on your computer or mobile device to remind you to take a stretch or walk to the nearest copy machine. Are you still suffering from aches or pain due to poor posture at work? Schedule an appointment with us today! We will guide you into a pain-free lifestyle at work.

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“Roll Your Pain In The Gutter!” SHOULDER, ELBOW & WRIST PAIN

INSIDE: • Get A Handle On Wrist, Elbow & Shoulder Pain • Healthy Recipe • 5 Reasons To Choose A Private Practice For PT • Patient Success Spotlight • FREE Joint Pain Screening

What is Causing the Pain? Think about the tasks that make up the majority of your day-to-day life. It is often said that life in the 21st century is way easier on the body than life during any other time in human history — and it’s true that there is a fair amount of evidence to support this idea. Rather than spending all of your days working in a factory or 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 body under a great deal of stress. Sedentary lifestyles frequently contribute to weight gain, which increases your risk for a long list of obesity-related diseases.This put 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. BRADLEY JENKINS PT, DPT

Elbow, wrist and shoulder injuries are especially common as a result of workplace injury and overuse. While it is sometimes possible to take action to prevent an 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. Common issues that can lead to shoulder, wrist and elbow pain include: • Issues with poor posture • Carpal tunnel syndrome, which can 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 Schedule an appointment with a joint pain specialist. Call (440) 442-7111 today!

GET A HANDLE ON WRIST, ELBOW& SHOULDER PAIN

One of the biggest concerns regarding pain in the wrist, elbow and shoulder is that it is difficult to impossible 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 the pain becomes even more complicated. 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 is why so many issues regarding pain in the wrists, elbows and shoulders 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. Treating Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain. Addressing the pain early on is the best way to prevent an issue from becoming chronic. Turning to medication and braces for pain management is not a long-term solution and will only push off the inevitable truth — that you need to find a solution for the problem that is causing you pain. Physical therapy is the ideal tool for support in this regard. Working with a physical therapist will provide you with an opportunity to understand what movements may be causing further discomfort, and can help you to strengthen the surrounding muscles while improving range of motion, which together will likely alleviate some of the pain associated with your injury. Don’t assume that pain in your elbows, wrists or shoulders will go away on its own. It is more common for the pain to worsen, and compensating for the pain by overusing the opposite arm can cause further injury to develop.

For support with learning how to manage the pain, and to learn exercises and techniques that can help you overcome the injury and restore proper strength and functionality to your shoulders, wrists and elbows, contact your physical therapist. Let us help you get back to living the life you deserve. Call Today! 440-442-7111

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Healthy Recipe

VEGGIE HUMMUS ROLLS

INGREDIENTS • 2 vegan whole wheat wraps • 1/2 cup diced red peppers • 1/2 cup diced yellow pepper • 1/2 cup diced red cabbage

PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

• 2 large carrots, peeled • 6 - 8 tbsp. no-oil, low-salt hummus • 2 tbsp. raw sunflower seeds (or your choice of raw seeds)

Resolved the pain!

DIRECTIONS Heat wraps for 10 to 20 seconds in the microwave. Spread each wrap with 3 to 4 tbsp of no-oil hummus (depending on the diameter of your wrap). Divide veggies and sprinkle on top of the hummus on each wrap. Make sure to stop your veggies about 2 inches down from the edge of the tortillas (this will help the wraps seal up better). Starting on the opposite end, roll upwards tightly and press down to seal. Eat as whole wraps or cut into 1 1/2 to 2 inch pieces to make sushi-like rolls.

“Dr. Brad explained the nature of my cascading injuries that resulted from taking up running at age 60. He quickly identified the root cause of my injuries and in a few sessions, resolved the pain.” – Rick P.

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ATTENTION Joint Pain Sufferers!

DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN FREE

Mention or Bring inThis CouponToday For a FREE Joint Pain Screening

At Mayfield Physical Therapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to get to Mayfield Physical Therapy if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury

We can help:

• Decrease your pain • Increase your strength • Increase your activity level

• Increase your flexibility • Improve your health • Get back to living

1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

Call Today: 440-442-7111 Offer valid for the first 25 people to schedule. Expires 10-28-18.

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