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What You Need to Know About Ganglion Cysts

There’s no proof that repetitive stress on the hands and wrists are the cause of ganglion cysts — benign, fluid-filled lumps — in those areas. But given the number of nail techs who develop them, the connection seems likely.

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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.

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.

Stretch Your Day

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.

Surgery Shown to Be Very Effective for Carpal Tunnel

Ganglion Cysts: Knots of Tissue That Cramp Your Style

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.

Don’t Lose Your Grip With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Having a repetitive-motion injury—such as carpal tunnel syndrome—doesn't mean the end of doing nails, but you should make adjustments in your work techniques and see a doctor before the condition gets worse.

Stop Hand Pain

Stop Hand Pain Before It Stops You

Lab Reports

"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?"

Getting Get a Leg Up on Vein Disease

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.