BRUNSWICK, Georgia: April 7, 2008 – In honor of National Occupational
Therapy Month, Southeast Georgia Health System is offering free wrist
and elbow screenings during the month of April. The screenings are being
offered by appointment only at the Rehabilitation Care Center on the Camden
Campus located in the Medical Pavilion at 2040 Dan Proctor Drive, Suite
180, St. Marys.
Early detection of issues and the implementation of simple solutions will
prevent bigger problems later on. You only have one body. Take a few minutes
to take advantage of our screenings. You may need to attend if you experience
any of the following problems:
- Do your hands fall asleep or wake you up at night?
- Do you have to shake your hand to wake it up?
- Do you have numbness or pain of the thumb and first two fingers?
- Do you have pain that you would describe as pins and needles, as if your
hand were falling asleep, that comes and goes?
- Have you overused the muscles and tendons of the forearm and elbow? Repeating
some types of activities over and over can put too much strain on the
elbow tendons, causing tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis.
- Baseball, bowling, racquet sports, weight lifting, and bike riding can
also pose problems. These activities are not necessarily associated with
high level sports competition.
- Hammering nails, lifting heavy buckets, and pruning shrubs can all cause
the pain of tennis elbow.
By attending the screenings, you will learn exercises and proper stretching
and strengthening techniques that will improve range of motion and reduce
swelling in the muscles. Following the advice of an expert occupational
therapist will also help reduce pain.
Space is limited and no walk-ins will be accepted, so call 912-576-6450
today to schedule your free 15-minute screening by a licensed occupational
therapist. For more information about the Health System’s rehabilitation
services, provided by Brooks Rehabilitation, visit www.sghs.com.