In most of my posts about pain relief gift ideas, I’ve always included the TENS unit as one of the top gift ideas. In fact, I’ve tried to introduce it to anyone I know from my family to my friends and co-workers who are suffering from muscle and joint pain. Unlike other posts where I’ve introduced different practical gift ideas, in this special post, I’ll focus only on the TENS device, including answering fundamental questions such as what it is, how it works, and which ones are rated as the best TENS units by pain sufferers.Continue reading
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With roughly 53 million adults suffering from some form of arthritis, arthritis has officially become America’s leading cause of disability to date. In fact, by the year 2030, it’s estimated about 67 million people will be diagnosed with arthritis. I have a post dedicated to gift ideas for someone with rheumatoid arthritis. I wrote it while remembering a co-worker who was suffering serious arthritis at early age. Now, one of my relative has recently had arthritis, so I revisit the subject, but today at a very basic level to understand more about arthritis.Continue reading
I have a post about carpal tunnel syndrome causes and relief, in which I briefly mentioned some products and gift ideas that are recommended for those with carpal tunnel pain. This post goes into the details of best and most practical gift ideas for someone who’s suffering from carpal tunnel pain.
Carpal tunnel pain and wrist pain can seriously affects your work and your daily activities as besides the irritating pain, you may also lose the power of your grip. Your hand and fingers become less flexible, making some simple activities like holding things, turning door or car keys, typing, writing etc. suddenly become harder and painful.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most common nerve disorders, affecting both men and women of different ages. It is responsible for significant morbidity and occupational absence. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is responsible for more days away from work than any other nonfatal injury. Also, employed women, between the ages of 45-64, report CTS at almost double the rate as men for the same age group (statistics by the CDC).
Carpal tunnel syndrome is aggravated by certain activities and pressures that are put on the wrists. Although carpal tunnel syndrome primarily affects the fingers and the hands, it can travel all the way up your arms and into your shoulders.