Topic : work related injuries

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Ouch! The Downsides of Success

December 1, 2007  | Article

Successful nail techs boast a loyal clientele, a respectable income, and immeasurable workplace perks. They also endure frequent neck and back pain, sore thumb and fingers, and eye strain. You can’t have one without the other – or can you? Take a look at these common maladies and see what can be done to avoid the downside of success.

Keywords: allergic reactions   carpal tunnel syndrome   work related injuries  

Yoga Puts Pain Relief at Hand

May 1, 2003  | Article

Yoga not only provides an excellent program for physical and mental health, it may offer some relief to nail techs suffering from symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   work related injuries   yoga  

Stretch Your Day

November 1, 2002  | Article

Nail techs can significantly reduce muscle tension and soreness and lower stress levels simply by incorporating a few yoga poses and breathing techniques into their daily work routine.

Keywords: ergonomics   work related injuries   yoga  

Ganglion Cysts: Knots of Tissue That Cramp Your Style

November 1, 2001  | Article

Researchers have not definitively proven that repetitive stress causes ganglion cysts — fibrous lumps that often form on the hand or wrist. But judging by the number of nail techs who get them, it seems likely there’s a connection. The good news is there are many effective treatment options.

Keywords: common ailments of nail technicians   ganglion cysts   work related injuries  

Lab Reports

March 1, 1997  | Article

"My client’s big toenail’s side walls curve so much that they nearly meet. The middle section of the nail is sore because both ends are pinching the skin. What can I do to relieve this pressure?"


Keywords: dermatologists   healthy working   ingrown toenails   inhalation   masks  

Getting Get a Leg Up on Vein Disease

May 1, 1995  | Article

Sitting or standing still doing nails for hours on end can ex-acerbate the symptoms of vein disease, but there are new treatments that will get rid of the problem altogether.

Keywords: work related injuries  

Avoid Skin Contact with Irritants

November 16, 1994  | Article

Anyone can get hand eczema at any time, but it is most likely to occur in people who are genetically pre-disposed, those who have wet-work jobs, those exposed to irritating or allergy-producing substances.

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   allergic reactions   healthy working   skin sensitivity   work related injuries  

Prevent CTS with Neutral Hand Positions

November 16, 1994  | Article

Before we can prevent CTS, we need to understand its actual cause-anatomically speaking, that is. How do we bend our wrist and move our hand?

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   work related injuries  

Know the Warning Signs of Chemical Sensitivity

May 1, 1993  | Article

Tired and cranky? Bothered by headaches, nausea, or blurred vision? It may be you’re sensitive to the chemicals you work with. Short of entering a plastic bubble, learn how to protect yourself from chemical overexposure.

Keywords: allergic reactions   chemical safety   healthy working   work related injuries  

There is Life (and Productivity) After Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

May 16, 1992  | Article

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome doesn’t have to mean the end of a nail career, but if you suffer from tingling, numb, or aching hands, adjust your working technique and see a doctor.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   Vicki Peters   work related injuries  

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