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Wrist Pain Relief

Are you in need of wrist pain relief?

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Is pain in your wrist(s) interfering with daily tasks such as writing, typing, getting dressed, and preparing meals? Unfortunately, wrist pain is a common problem that can interfere with your ability to function and do the things you enjoy. Movement Physiotherapy & Performance in Uniontown, PA wants you to have wrist pain relief, so you can return to your daily activities without pain!

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The most common causes of wrist pain

We constantly use our hands. This makes them especially vulnerable to injuries, particularly overuse injuries. While some injuries are unavoidable, knowing how to care for your hands can help prevent some conditions.

Wrist overuse injuries are most common in groups that engage in physically demanding activities, such as manual laborers and jobs that require computer use or repetitive movements.

Falling onto an outstretched arm is the most common cause of traumatic wrist injuries. A wrist fracture is the most common type of injury caused by falling. As with most injuries, the sooner you treat them, the sooner you will be able to find relief!

Locate your physical therapist at Movement Physiotherapy & Performance in Uniontown, PA so they can determine what caused the pain and what you can do to resolve it.

There are several possible causes for wrist pain, the most common are:

Carpal tunnel syndrome

If your hands, wrists, or forearms ache on a daily basis, or if typing and holding things has become particularly difficult and uncomfortable for you, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a medical condition that causes tingling and numbness in your fingers and hand. Typically, the symptoms are felt in the thumb and index fingers, as well as the middle and ring fingers. For some, the condition will worsen, causing hand weakness and people to drop items.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is frequently associated with overuse injuries, particularly among construction and manufacturing workers who must lift, grip, and perform forceful wrist motions. Or sports such as golf, tennis/pickleball, and rock climbing.

Your carpal tunnel is a narrow channel located on your wrist under your palm that is about the width of your thumb. It safeguards the median nerve as well as the tendons that allow you to bend your fingers. Excessive pressure on the median nerve causes crowding and irritation of the carpal tunnel, making it difficult for it to function correctly.

Carpal tunnel syndrome causes painful stinging sensations when moving the arm, hand, or wrist. The pain usually spreads to the fingers, hands, wrists, or forearms. Overuse of the wrist and regular, repetitive motions, such as typing or writing, can lead to this condition.

Arthritis

There are many different types of arthritis, but one thing they all have in common is that they cause mild to severe pain in the joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

Arthritis pain is also directly related to mobility limitations in these areas. This condition can affect anyone at any age, but it is most common in the hands of aging adults. It causes swelling, stiffness, weakness, and inflammation, making it difficult to grasp items or move the hands, wrists, and fingers comfortably.

The hand is vulnerable to both traumatic and repetitive stress injuries. A thorough evaluation is the first step toward determining the nature of your injury and developing a successful treatment plan.

How can Movement Physiotherapy & Performance physical therapy assist me in achieving relief?

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The majority of wrist pain is treatable with evidence-based care from one of our physical therapists at Movement Physiotherapy & Performance in Uniontown, PA. If you are experiencing wrist pain while recovering from an injury, our physical therapist can assist you in regaining and maintaining function. Physical therapists offer safe and effective methods for treating wrist joint pain.

Our Uniontown, PA therapist can assist you in determining the best treatment methods for your specific needs and developing an individualized treatment plan. They can also advise you on the best manual therapy techniques, as well as mobility and strength-building exercises, to help you reduce your pain, restore your function, and reduce your chances of developing it again.

Physical therapy aims to get you back to work, home, and sports activities without pain in your wrists and hands. A physical therapist who specializes in hand therapy can help you identify which actions are exacerbating your symptoms and will discuss any changes you should make.

Our programs are designed in a holistic manner. When dealing with wrist conditions, we address the entire upper extremity. Stretching and strengthening the neck, shoulder, elbow, and hand are frequently included in our treatment programs. Splinting, bracing, and modalities (such as heat, ice, laser, iontophoresis, or ultrasound) are also commonly used to relieve pain and ensure the best possible outcome.

If you are uncomfortable with an exercise or are unsure about your progress in treatment, please communicate this with your therapist. Our goal is to help you feel your best as soon as possible.

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