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Overuse injuries are a cummulative microtrauma or a repetitive stress injuries which over time causes improper muscle balances from muscle weakness to muscle tightness. Basically, muscle knots or other forms of soft tissue adhesions form around areas that may happen to compress a nerve resulting in numbess, tingling to the ring and pinky fingers and even muscle weakness in more severe cases such as ulnar claw. Dr. Peter Evans describes the condition to stepping on a garden hose. You may also have anatomical variations that may predispose you to this condition. Work habits or excessive computer usage may also have a contributing factor.
Surgery is an option but that should only be a last resort if there is a good chance that this can be treated with various alternative therapies. Prevention and exercises can be found in my other blog titled, "Cell Phone Elbow Tips & Prevention."
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Anthony Tsai, D.C.
Chiropractor in San Jose, CA
Graston Technique Certified
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