Wrist / Hand Pain
Are you taking your wrist or hand for granted?
Sometimes it’s only when a joint is injured, that you realise just how much you need it working well. This is certainly true of the wrist and hand.
What’s causing your wrist or hand pain?
A painful wrist or hand can be a result of any of the following conditions:
- Arthritis – The most common forms of arthritis to affect the wrist and hand are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – A condition in which the median nervebecomes irritated or compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel, which is the wrist.
- Deputren’s Contracture – A thickening and shortening of the tissues on the palm side of the hand and fingers, which makes it difficult to straighten the fingers.
- Ganglion Cyst – A swelling that can occur at the wrist, hand and foot.
- Tenosynovitis – Involves inflammation of the sheath in the hand, wrists and feet that surrounds tendons.
- Trigger Finger – A disorder characterised by the locking or catching of one or more fingers as they close to make a fist.
- Wrist Sprain – Usually the result of a fall onto an outstretched hand.
Chiropractic can help!
Whether it’s referred pain to the hand from the neck, an arthritic condition or a simple sprain, our chiropractors are well trained to help with wrist and hand pain. Our approach is always natural and may include the following treatment approaches:
- Wrist and hand mobilisation techniques
- Soft tissue massage and trigger point therapy
- Stabilisation exercises
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Use of braces to stabilise wrist
- Ergonomic advice for computer use
Want to know more on how we can help?
We welcome any questions you have on wrist and hand pain. Book an appointment below to schedule a consultation with one of our chiropractors who may be able to provide you an appropriate treatment plan for your needs. We also invite you to take our Free Spinal Check to understand how your spine may be affecting your health and whether chiropractic is a suitable treatment for your condition.