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Elbow, Wrist & Hand Pain

Do Simple Daily Activities Seem difficult? We Can Help Relieve Your Pain!

Because your hand and arm use is so interconnected, an injury that involves one area can end up causing symptoms of pain or numbness further down the arm.

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Typing, writing and jobs that require repetitive lifting continue to be a threat for developing the condition known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). This debilitating syndrome is named for the tunnel surrounding the nerves connecting your wrist, hand and fingers. Overly stressing the median nerve can lead to the aching wrist and numb fingers associated with CTS.  Hormone fluctuations can also put patients more at risk for CTS so pregnant women and women between the ages of 34-60 may be more likely to experience these injuries.

Early intervention — especially physical therapy — may help you avoid surgery. Hand and arm exercises designed to build flexibility and strength may decrease symptoms by easing inflammation and decreasing further pressure on the median nerve.  In addition, we will provide instruction how to perform your repetitive tasks more safely in order to prevent re-injury.

Additional Conditions

While CTS is a common issue for which patients seek our help, we treat numerous conditions affecting the hands, elbows and wrists. Among them are:

  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Fractures
  • Sprains

 

How are these conditions treated?

The first step in dealing with hand, wrist or elbow pain is evaluating the source of that pain. Often that’s done in conjunction with your referring physician but — especially when the pain isn’t connected to an obvious trauma — our evaluation helps further assess your current strength and flexibility capabilities. We also note the specific hand and arm positions at which you experience pain.

After your evaluation we will combine the use of appropriate therapeutic exercise, skilled manual therapy techniques and modalities to get rid of the pain as soon as possible.  We will continue to provide ergonomic advice and update your home exercises throughout the course of therapy.

 

When you’re ready to get rid of your hand, wrist and/or elbow pain, contact our office to set up an appointment.