Change old patterns
Basically, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow and mouse elbow have a good prognosis if those affected are willing to change their habits. The most important treatment measure is to identify the movements and movement patterns that trigger the symptoms. While this is easy to do in sports, for example, with targeted training of the racket positioning, the changes in everyday working life are usually more complex. The task is to optimise the workplace and establish ergonomic working methods. This includes, for example, raising the keyboard or using a vertical mouse. Ideally, writing should be done in a 10-finger system to put strain on all fingers. It can also help to keep varying the typing speed and to use the keyboard instead of the mouse. In addition to a height-adjustable desk and chair, attention should also be paid to the posture when working. A large distance between the body and the mouse, as occurs when leaning back comfortably in a chair, puts more strain on wrists and elbows.
In addition, regular breaks for hands and fingers as well as stretching exercises for hands, shoulders and neck are important. It is also known that risk factors such as a high work and stress load, a lack of compensation in leisure time and little exercise favour the development of these complaints. Here, relaxation techniques and sports such as yoga or Pilates can provide a balance. In individual cases, psychological counselling or therapy can also be helpful.
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Do not stop breastfeeding
Aus unserer Serie »English Lesson«: It comes out of nowhere: suddenly a breast starts to tighten, swell and hurt. Palpation reveals knotty, hardened areas. The joy of breastfeeding is then over for the time being.
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Constipation in children
Medicine, nutrition – and a lot of patience
Aus unserer Serie »English Lesson«: Constipation can torment sufferers immensely. The constant squeezing during the rarely successful sessions promotes the leakage of haemorrhoidal cushions and can lead to anal fissures.
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The perfect pressure
Compression is good for vein, lymph and lipoedema disorders. Depending on the clinical picture and the stage of the disease, compression bandages or two-pull compression stockings are used.