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Sunday, March 11, 2012

 

Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant Grip Injuries


Dental Repetitive Gripping:

Handmaster Plus recently exhibited at the Pacific Dental Conference and I wanted to be there personally in the booth. I was bombarded by dental hygienists, CDA's (Certified Dental Assistants) and dentists. It was no surprise to them that repetitive stress injuries (RSI's) are rampant in the profession. Handmaster Plus offers the most convenient, complete and cost-effective solution for dental professionals to use daily to 1) offset RSI injuries related to repetitive grip injuries in the profession, and 2) maximize performance in the office.

Here are the key points as to why we see so much repetitive gripping RSI injuries in the dental profession:

1. 9 muscles close the hand. These are located on the FRONT (flexor surface) of the hands, wrists, forearms & elbows.
2. 9 muscles open the hand. These are located on the BACK (extensor surface) of the hands, wrists, forearms & elbows.
3. The hands, wrists, forearms & elbows are most stable when the 18 hand muscles that affect them are in BALANCE.

4. Dental hygienists, dentists & CDA's develop hand muscle imbalances (i.e. flexor muscles dominate the extensor muscles) because of the daily repetitive gripping demands inherent within the occupations.
5. Dental hygienists, dentists & CDA's develop particularly advanced hand muscle imbalances because the tools that they grip are generally small.
6. Dental hygienists develop particularly advanced hand muscle imbalance because they grip for long periods of time without break times.
7. Dental hygienists, dentists & CDA's develop particularly advanced finger, thumb & wrist extensor muscle overuse (tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), extensor tendonitis of the wrist, DeQuervain's tenosynovitis, etc.) because they grip tools while the hand is in a ‘palm-down’ position. This creates high demand on the finger & wrist extensor muscles to ‘hold’ the hand, thumb & fingers 'up' AGAINST GRAVITY during grip activity.

8. Over time, muscle imbalance due to repetitive dental gripping can detrimentally affect the hand (arthritis, thumb & small muscle adhesions/cramping/tendonitis, DeQuervain's tenosynovitis, etc.), wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome, extensor tendonitis, weakness, etc.) & elbow (tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), etc.).

9. To repeat, Handmaster Plus offers dental professionals a simple one-step exercise that strengthens & balances the 18 hand muscles and stimulates maximum blood flow to the tissues and joints of the hand, wrist, forearm & elbow.

10. Daily use of Handmaster Plus can easily offset the muscle imbalances that are associated with dental repetitive gripping in dental professions, and prepare dental professionals properly for maximum performance.

Visit Handmaster Plus hand ergonomic exerciser for more information on preventing dental grip injuries.

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