Are you struggling to do normal tasks such as write, type, use your phone, or drive, due to pain in your wrists? You’re not alone. Wrist pain is a very common issue! Normally caused by injuries such as sprains or strains, wrist pain is highly treatable with conservative care from a physical therapist at MoveMend Rehab and Performance in Seattle, WA.
Request an appointment today and let one of our skilled therapists assess your wrist and help you find the relief you’ve been searching for so that you can return to your daily activities without discomfort!
Common causes of wrist pain
There are several reasons why your wrist could be bothering you. Some of the most common explanations are:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
One very common reason for hand and wrist pain is carpal tunnel syndrome. If you notice your hands, wrists, or forearms ache daily, or that typing and lifting have become particularly difficult and uncomfortable for you, you may have this condition.
Your carpal tunnel is a narrow channel, about the width of your thumb, located on your wrist under the palm. It protects the median nerve, as well as the tendons you use to bend your fingers. When excessive pressure is put on the median nerve, it causes crowding and irritation of the carpal tunnel, making it difficult for it to do its job.
Carpal tunnel syndrome causes painful stinging sensations with arm, hand, or wrist movement. The pain typically radiates through the fingers, hands, wrists, or forearms. This condition can develop from overuse of the wrist and regular, repetitive motions, such as typing or writing.
There are many kinds of arthritis, however, one thing that most cases of arthritis have in common is that they cause a person to experience mild to severe pain in their joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Arthritis pain is also directly linked to the limitation of mobility in these areas. This condition can affect anyone at any age, but is very commonly found in the hands of aging adults, and can cause swelling, stiffness, weakness, and inflammation that makes it difficult to grasp items or comfortably move the hands, wrists, and fingers.
How can MoveMend Rehab and Performance physical therapy help me find relief?
If you’re living with arthritis pain in your wrists or recovering from a sports-related injury such as a sprain, a physical therapist can help you to regain and maintain as much strength and range of motion as possible. Physical therapists provide safe and conservative methods to help treat pain in your elbows, hands, and joints.
Your Seattle, WA therapist can help you identify the best methods of treatment for your specific needs and design an individualized treatment plan accordingly. They can also help you identify the best range of motion and strength-building activities to reduce your likelihood of worsening your condition or developing it again in the future.
The goal of physical therapy for wrist pain is to help you return to your normal work, home, and sports activities, free of pain in your hands and wrists. A hand therapist can help identify what activities might be aggravating your symptoms and will discuss any activity modifications you may need to make.
Stretching and strengthening of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand, as well as modalities may be used in your treatment. These consist of technologies such as heat, cold laser, iontophoresis, ultrasound, and massage.
If at any time you are uncomfortable with an exercise or feel like you don’t know where your progress is in treatment, feel free to communicate this with your therapist. Our ultimate goal is to help you feel your best in the most comfortable setting possible.
Request an appointment in Seattle, WA today
Call MoveMend Rehab and Performance in Seattle, WA today to schedule your appointment today and let our skilled experts handle your wrist pain and discomfort. We’re here to help you every step of the way!
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