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Wii, Text, Tweet and Type in Style with Wellgate for Women

October 29, 2009

Wellgate for Women provides wrist support specifically for women, taking the stress out of any repetitive wrist activity, whether typing, texting, tweeting, knitting or video games

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (October 29, 2009):  Video games get more athletic every year, but with the rise of high impact video game machines like the Nintendo Wii comes the higher risk of repetitive motion injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome.  Women are much more likely to suffer wrist injuries than men, and Wellgate for Women offers wrist braces that are designed specifically for the female form. 

“Even though women are three times more likely than men to suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, many braces and wrist supports are designed with men’s bodies in mind,” said April Elsinger, Brand Manager for Wellgate for Women. “Video games aren’t just for children anymore, and women may spend all day typing, texting, and tweeting at work only to go home and put more strain on their wrists by gaming.”

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that includes symptoms such as numbness, pain, tingling, swelling and loss of strength in the wrist and hand.  When too much pressure is placed on the median nerve as a result of overuse by tendons, the carpal tunnel swells and creates problems. Research suggests that women are more susceptible to “crowding” in the carpal tunnel because their wrists are 10 percent narrower than men’s wrists.

“The modern age is all about the wrist,” said Megan Barclay, a New York City Physical Therapist. “Nearly every piece of electronic equipment we use these days puts pressure and strain on the wrist tendons.”

Wellgate for Women creates supports and braces that are specifically designed with women’s anatomy in mind.  Using soothing memory foam and female proportions, Wellgate’s Perfectfit Wrist Support takes advantage of super-soft fabric to provide intensive comfort day or night for women who are suffering from weak, sore, aching or injured wrists.

“Wellgate for Women’s wrist supports ensure that you are supporting your wrists while still having fun,” said Barclay.  “Serious gamers take care of themselves like any other athlete to keep their wrists strong and safe, so they can keep gaming long into the future.”

Visit http://www.wellgateproducts.com to learn more about Wellgate products.  Wellgate products are available at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Shopko, Publix and other stores nationwide. 

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Media Contact:
Suzy Ginsburg
713-721-4774
suzy@gcomworks.com

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