December 1, 2007
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.
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May 1, 2003
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.
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November 1, 2002
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.
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November 1, 2001
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.
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March 1, 1997
"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?"
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May 1, 1995
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
November 16, 1994
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.
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November 16, 1994
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
May 1, 1993
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.
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May 16, 1992
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.
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