Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wrist Pain?..Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.....

Could it be Carpal Tunnel? Do you have numbness, tingling and burning in your hand and fingers? You may experience pain or a weakness in your forearm and that is caused by pressure on a nerve in your wrist. You may also have the pain from your neck down your shoulder and arm.

There are different causes for the swelling of the Carpal Tunnel area. It is thought that repetitive activities during work sports and the use of vibrating machinery and tools.

Massage Therapy and Trigger Point work is very beneficial.
The posterior scalene muscle (neck) need to be work on along with the upper trapezius muscle group as well. This work can be painful and not always a good feeling while pressure is being applied.
There are several stretching exercises that are helpful to keep the wrist flexible.

This is for information only. As always consult your doctor.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ultrasound May Detect Ovarian Cancer Early...

I thought I would write briefly about a conversation I had with a client of mind. She mentioned that her sister was detected with ovarian cancer in the very early stage. Their family is considered high risk for cancer since there mother died young from breast cancer. My client had breast cancer as well. She said they were considered in the high risk range. It was time for her sister's pap test.
At the visit her sister asked the doctor if there was any new technology regarding screening. The Dr. told her about the Ultrasound test that was available. The test proved to be a life saver. She had a growth on her ovary. It did turn out to be cancer, she went through the chemo therapy and treatments. She is doing well and grateful for the test.

Currently There are only two main tests used in screening;
**A blood test for CA125... is known as a tumor marker
for ovarian cancer.
**A transvaginal ultrasound.

I thought this information was important.

Always consult your Dr. with any questions you may have.