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The Healthy Programmer by Joe Kutner

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Using Exercise to Prevent Pain

One of the most promising exercise systems for treating wrist pain appears to be yoga. In 1998, a group of researchers at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia published a study that tracked forty-two people with CTS. The patients in the experimental group received a yoga-based intervention two times per week that consisted of eleven yoga postures designed for strengthening, stretching, and balancing each joint in the upper body.[107]

After eight weeks, the researchers found that the yoga group had significant improvement in grip strength and pain reduction while the control group saw no significant change. The yoga group also showed more improvement on Phalen’s Test than the control group. However, neither group ...

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