Thread: Hand Injury
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Old 06-13-2006, 12:42 AM   #2
Christian Lemburg
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Massage the muscles of the affected arm, from neck / shoulder down to the forearm. Look for tight places (knots or "rubber cable" muscles) and massage with good pressure, using a tennis ball on the wall or the knuckles of the other side fist. Probably massaging the forearm muscles will bring the most relief, but don't neglect the shoulder /neck muscles as they can restrict blood flow to the hand if tight.

See http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/27/14941.html for a short summary on why and how to massage.

If you have to type a lot or use a mouse on the computer all the time, think about getting a good ergonomic keyboard (e.g., Kinesis ergonomic keyboard) and a mouse replacement (e.g., graphic table with pen).

Good luck, and fast recovery,

Christian
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