Vim & Vigor - Summer 2010 - North Mississippi - (Page 35)

GOOD HANDS IN Carpal tunnel syndrome can turn ordinary activities into painful obstacles. Here’s how to keep it from getting the upper hand in your everyday life CAROLYN NOEL WAS FRIGHTENED when she began waking up in the middle of the night with throbbing, aching hands. “I would wake up and my hands would just hurt,” she says. Within a few weeks, the achy feeling progressed to excruciating pain. “I was worried because I was young and working as a secretary at the time, and my job depended on me being able to type,” she says. “I was really scared about the situation.” Noel visited her doctor and learned she had carpal tunnel syndrome. “My doctor told me he believed it was a result of overuse,” she says. “If I wasn’t working, I was playing the piano or crocheting—I was constantly using my hands.” PHOTOGRAPH BY PHOTOLIBRARY B Y K AT E G R I P D E N O N Vim & Vigor · SUMM ER 2010 35

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2010 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2010 - North Mississippi
Opening Thoughts
Baby Steps
Back Talk
It’s a ‘No Brainer’
Ready ... Set ... Get Motivated!
Having Reservations?
Stressing Stress
Second Act
Adults at Play
In Good Hands
Think Again
No Kidding
Giving Is Great Medicine
Recovering Lost Lives
Westward Expansion
Take a Deep Breath
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2010 - North Mississippi