HAND AND WRIST HEALTH
How do your wrists feel? Are they a little tired or sore from all of the work from home work(computer, iphone or stirring)? Our hands perform a variety of tasks every day, from gripping a steering wheel to typing on a keyboard. These repetitive motions can create weakness and stiffness in your wrists, hands and fingers. As a nail technologist, it’s my thumbs!
Practicing simple exercises can help prevent injury. Exercises can strengthen your wrists and keep your hands and fingers flexible. So here are a couple you can try right now:
Always speak with your doctor before attempting new stretches or treatments. It’s important to determine the exact cause of your wrist pain FIRST.
While standing, place your palms together in a praying position.
Have your elbows touch each other. Your hands should be in front of your face. Your arms should be touching each other from the tips of your fingers to your elbows.
With your palms pressed together, slowly spread your elbows apart. Do this while lowering your hands to waist height. Stop when your hands are in front of your belly button or you feel the full stretch.
Hold the stretch for 10 to 30 seconds, then repeat.
Next, extend one arm in front of you at shoulder height.
Keep your palm down, facing the floor. Release your wrist so that your fingers point downward.
With your free hand, gently grasp your fingers and pull them back toward your body.
Hold for 10 to 30 seconds.
How does that feel? Remember take it slow and never cause yourself any pain.
Until next time. GRACE & PEACE
Palmer Hyperhidrosis is continued from last week. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes perspiration far greater than the physiological needs of the body. Although no one knows why some individuals sweat excessively, it is known that the sweating is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system. Excessive sweating may be episodic or continuous. Hyperhidrosis of the feet is Plantar Hyperhidrosis and often happen in conjunction with the hands.
For the 2%-3% of the population who have hyperhidrosis, however, the sweat glands don’t shut off. They sweat even when the circumstances don’t call for it: when they’re in air conditioning, or while they’re sitting and watching television. Some people even tell their doctors that they sweat in a swimming pool.
Well, what does that have to do with gels? Well, small water droplets started to form around her cuticles. Surprise! gels and water don’t mix. The process was a two-finger process. Two fingers were polished, then placed into the LED lamp, set gel(15 sec). By the time the moisture formed around the cuticles, the gel had set. After the thumb, one minute. The final result was a great looking basic French, clear base and white tips. I loved the challenge.
I recently encountered a young woman who wanted a French set of gels for her vacation. I was more than happy to oblige. As I checked her nails before going under the LED, I noticed that I could see the nail at the cuticle without any product. All five nails! The gel had pulled away from the cuticle or the product was separating. I apologized, removed the gel, cleaned the nail and reapplied the base coat. Thinking, ‘I might not have removed all of the oil from the nail plate.’ Again, the product pulled away from the cuticle. I noticed she kept wiping her palms on the towel. This time, I thought some nail filings was bothering her. She admitted that her hands and feet sweat a lot, all the time. She was my first client to want gels with “sweaty palms”. However, I’ve had many clients that has moist hands or sweaty palms. My mind was racing. ‘How was I going to make this lady happy with her set of French gels?’
This condition is known as Palmer Hyperhidrosis. Excessive hand sweating can be a serious problem both in social settings and everyday functional activities such as opening a door, writing a paper, driving, computer usage or signing your name. These are just a few examples of how palmar hyperhidrosis can affect a person. Many activities we often take for granted.
Normally, your sweat glands produce perspiration that’s carried to the skin’s surface when the air temperature rises, you develop a fever, you’re exercising or you’re feeling anxious, nervous, or under stress. When those factors are no longer an issue, the nerves that signal sweating are put on hold. But, not for those that suffer with “sweaty palms” and feet.
Part II next week
I was asked to apply the old acrylic(powder and liquid)set…OH NOOOOO. They take me toooo long to do. It’s a lot of work(for me) and it’s tedious. I’m old school and use the four-ball method. The one ball method just don’t get it for me. Here is a set that I did recently.
Took me two hours!! So…I want be doing powder acrylics soon.
SUCCESS…They did last over two weeks..
Wear your favorite colors this week! They just may lighten your mood?
Yesterday, several of my clients(Black men and women) were not surprised by the actions, the ability nor the ease by which entry was gained into the capital building. They echoed the same answer in perfect Ebonics, ‘Day white’!
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. II Timothy 4:3-4 (THE BIBLE)
The new pandemic trend for the winter is anything goes! From the stark whites (French tips) to the shimming almond shaped blacks.
What is your pandemic color…?