You may be surprised to know that once again it is the ‘mind’ that dictates the changing of any bad habits. First of all the habit must be recognized as one that causes a problem, causes pain, inefficiency, inconsistency or it may be a habit that is unappealing etc. In all the basketball shooting clinics that I orchestrate, I always ask the question “what do you think about at the moment you release the ball from the hand”? 99.9% of the time I get this answer. Either “Hope the ball goes in” or something along those lines and this is completely and utterly an incorrect thought pattern.
Put the ache on ice. Fill a plastic bag with ice, wrap it in a thin towel, and vigorously rub it over the top of your wrist. The ice helps reduce fluid retention around the ligament that covers the carpal tunnel, which reduces the pressure on the median nerve.
Some retailers are pretty good about returns, but it can be a real hassle to return a bat. You have to package it up again, take it to the post office or local ground delivery office. It’s a lot of hassle that many people just don’t get to. Then that cheap softball bat find isn’t so cheap.
The thought of buying arthritis aids can be scary – somehow making your diagnosis more final. Don’t let this put you off, there are some great aids out there which will massively improve your life. A pretty cane, a jar opener for the kitchen or a funky coloured Orthopedic Splint Material will do wonders for your confidence.
Keep your thumb in the back of the guitar neck. One way to tell if a new player never got any sort of guidance while learning is if they let the thumb of their fret hand wrap over the neck. An important technique that should be mentioned in most quick guitar lessons is that your thumb should stay firmly planted behind the neck to allow your other fingers to reach easier.
Don’t want to pay sporting goods store prices? Still looking for cheap softball bats? Why not take note of the bat you like and do a little comparison shopping online?
You may also have pain from a common condition called carpal tunnel syndrome. This occurs when a nerve in the wrist becomes compressed. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause tingling and numbness in your hands, and can cause pain in your wrist and arm. You may find it difficult to do everyday activities, such as typing, eating, or getting dressed.
For patients with wrist ganglion cysts, I recommend using a wrist splint after surgery for two weeks while the soreness from the surgery goes away. During that time, I advise patients to come out of the splint three times a day and do some stretching exercises. Patients can type and do light activities with their hands during this time.