Do you often experience shooting pain in your wrist and hands when you try to type, drive, chop fruit, write your shopping list or play with your dog? Do your fingers sometimes go numb and tingle, making it hard to get a firm grip when you try to lift a grocery bag or briefcase? Does it hurt to bend your elbow? Do sharp wrist pains wake you up at night? If you’re losing sleep and having a hard time with daily tasks, get the relief by scheduling a free consult with our physical therapy team today. Your physical therapist can help you get natural, drug-free pain relief for most hand, wrist and elbow pains. To learn more about the potential causes of hand, wrist and elbow pain, continue reading below:
Elbow, wrist or hand pain can take several forms: from a dull, throbbing ache that immobilizes your elbow, to sharp, shooting pains in your wrist, to pins, needles and numbness in your hand and fingers. These structures are complex and intricate, and pain can happen due to a sudden injury, or from repetitive, un-ergonomic motions that gradually cause inflammation in joints and soft tissues, leading to pinched nerves. You can get a proper diagnosis from your physical therapist to pinpoint the reason behind your pain, so an individualized physical therapy treatment plan can help you get pain-free function back in your hands.
The following are some of the most common causes and symptoms of hand, wrist and elbow pain. If these symptoms sound familiar, visit with your physical therapist soon to get effective, lasting pain relief treatment:
These are some of the most common causes of hand, wrist and elbow injury and pain, but there are others. A visit with your physical therapist can help you determine what the underlying problem is, so you can start a pain relief treatment regimen.
In many cases, physical therapy provides a safe, effective, non-surgical treatment option for elbow, hand and wrist pain. If surgery is needed, physical therapy can also improve surgery preparation and accelerate post-surgical recovery time.
Your physical therapist will fully examine your hand, wrist, and elbow and review your medical records. With a full understanding of your condition, your physical therapist can then design a physical therapy plan, complete with anti-inflammatory treatments, exercises, stretches and ergonomic adaptations designed to speed your recovery, improve strength and range of motion, and help you resume a normal activity level without pain, or the need for painkillers. Your physical therapist will also advise you on activities and movements to avoid to help you prevent future injury.
Don’t let hand, wrist and elbow pain hamper your life any longer: contact our physical therapy team at Casper, WY and Glenrock, WY centers to schedule a free consult and get back to your active, pain-free lifestyle sooner.