If the first few steps you take in the morning are painful, you might be experiencing plantar fasciitis. It's one of the most common causes of foot pain, with 2 million to 3 million patients seeking medical treatment each year, said Dr. Michael Greaser, an orthopedic surgeon and assistant professor at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Many of the patients typically seek treatment after having months or years of heel pain. There are most likely many others who have plantar fasciitis that never seek treatment. The stabbing pain that is felt is caused by inflammation of a band of tissue known as the plantar fascia that connects the heel bone to the toes. The pain is normally localized near the heel but can be felt anywhere along the plantar fascia ligament, according to Dr. Dominic Catanese, professor and chief of podiatric surgery at Montefiore Medical Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. The pain tends to beworse … [Read more...] about Plantar Fasciitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
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GamesBeat PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb hurt his hand after 80 hours of Dead Cells and poor posture, and now he’s going to whine to you about it. If that sounds like your kind of content, you can tune into this week’s GamesBeat Decides podcast with co-host Mike Minotti to listen in. On this episode, Jeff and Mike talk about how one day they can speak about Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4. Jeff also finally beat Dead Cells. In the news, Mike and Jeff try to cover the tragic events from Jacksonville over the weekend. They also get into some of the other, more frivolous headlines from the last week. Scum code giveaway Do you want a chance to win a code for the intense survival game Scum? Well, here is your chance. You know how that game has a teeth meter for how many teeth your character has? We want to hear your ideas for strange and bizarre meters, gauges, and indicators you want to see in games. Send your idea to [email protected] with “Scum” … [Read more...] about GamesBeat Decides 94: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Simulator 2018
If you suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but you also need to use a computer a lot, you're potentially in a painful predicament. Fortunately, there are some inexpensive ways you can at least relieve some of the pressure. One is a wrist rest for your keyboard, the other on your mousepad. In the case of the latter, here are some excellent choices. J&G Mousepad with Wrist Support For a little under $10, this ergonomic mousepad from J&G comes with a super-comfortable, yet highly supportive memory foam wrist rest. The mousepad itself is cloth with reinforced edges so you won't accidentally slip off the side. There's also an anti-slip base so you'll always be rock steady, comfortable and supported. It's also backed by a 3-year warranty, which isn't bad at all for such an affordable product. See at Amazon Belkin WaveRest gel mousepad This mousepad from Belkin is a great price at around $8 and combines a rubber, non-slip base with a cloth surface, so you get stability and excellent … [Read more...] about 5 Best Mousepads If You Suffer From Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a nerve-related condition that causes pain and numbness in the wrists and hands. It affects three times as many women as men, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). It's primarily seen in adults, especially those who perform assembly-line-type work. Such workers are three times more likely to get CTS than those who perform desk work, according to the NINDS. Causes The carpal tunnel is a passageway in the wrist that protects the median nerve, the main nerve to the hand; the flexor tendons that bend the fingers and thumb; and other soft tissues, such as ligaments and blood vessels. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tissues surrounding the flexor tendons swell and put pressure on the median nerve. This pressure can then pinch the nerve, causing the pain associated with CTS. Carpal tunnel syndrome can have many causes. … [Read more...] about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment
Technology changes fast.With each new change, employees are forced to adapt. That process of adapting is painful — physically and psychologically.That’s why we seem to get a new health problem related to technology every few years.I want to tell you about the Mother of All technology-related health problems: technostress. But first, a history lesson.When computers broke our bodiesBusiness PCs went mainstream in the 1990s. At the beginning of the decade, most people didn’t use PCs in offices. By 2000, pretty much all office work involved PCs.The use of mice and keyboards and the necessity of sitting and using a PC all day caused a pandemic of repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome. It seems as if everybody got injured by their PCs at some point.It was common back then to see people wearing wrist braces. Companies invested in wrist pads, ergonomic mice and keyboards, and special foot rests. Insurance claims for medical treatment for carpal tunnel … [Read more...] about Technostress is killing productivity. Culture is the cure.