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A Pain in the Wrist: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Nail techs are especially vulnerable to hand and wrist maladies, particularly carpal tunnel syndrome. Educating yourself about its symptoms and causes can help you prevent, treat, or resolve an existing condition.    

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Carpal Tunnel Exercise by Vicki Peters

Vicki Peters demonstrates an effective exercise to help alleviate the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Position Hands Properly

The Pampered Perch hand and foot support was developed by nail tech Theresa Cantu to hold clients’ hands and feet in position while she worked on their manicures and pedicures free from back, neck, and arm stress.

Personal Trainer: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Addressed early, there are at-home prevention and management techniques for carpal tunnel syndrome, though in certain cases, surgery may be needed.

Hurting Hands

What if no doctor or medical study could confirm it, but through a network of your peers you learned many nail techs develop similar pain in their wrists, fingers, and thumbs? Would you choose to proactively reduce your risk of pain based only on anecdotal evidence?

Relief Promised to CTS Sufferers

The Carpal Solution offers relief from wrist pain, hand numbness, and finger tingling.

Ouch! The Downsides of Success

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.

Don’t Be Sidelined by Carpal Tunnel

Our bodies weren’t designed to sit in a chair filing someone’s nails back and forth all day. But there are things we can do to prevent this potentially career-ending condition.

Yoga Puts Pain Relief at Hand

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.

Carpal Tunnel in the News

Is surgery more effective than wearing a splint for carpal tunnel relief? Study shows wearing a magnetic wrist wrap also reduces pain.