Hand & Wrist Pain

Your hands are essential to many of your everyday tasks, and those hand movements aren’t possible without properly functioning wrists. When you’re feeling pain in your wrist or hand, simple tasks like turning a doorknob or holding a pen can become difficult.

If you’re feeling hand and/or wrist pain, it’s important to pinpoint the cause so that you can seek proper treatment and regain full function of the affected joints and bones. With the help of physical therapy from Forever Fit, you can alleviate your symptoms and restore your hand and wrist mobility.

Potential Causes of Hand & Wrist Pain

There are a variety of medical conditions and injuries that can result in hand and wrist pain. Pain from many of the potential causes can also occur alongside other symptoms, including stiffness, swelling and a weak grip.

Here are a few common causes of hand and wrist pain:

Carpal tunnel syndrome

A common repetitive strain injury is carpal tunnel syndrome. It occurs when there’s a pinched nerve in your wrist due to frequent and repetitive movements, such as typing on a keyboard. It can cause pain and weakness in both your hand and wrist.



When the tendons that connect your forearm muscles to your wrist bones become inflamed, it’s called tendinitis. It’s a repetitive overuse injury that causes the tissue to become irritated and swollen. It can result in pain and stiffness that reduces your wrist’s range of motion.



If the cartilage in your wrist breaks down, you can develop arthritis that can cause stiffness and reduced range of motion that interferes with the function of both your hand and wrist. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout are all common types of arthritis that can develop in your wrist.



Trauma to the hand, such as a fall or sports accident, can cause small cracks to develop in the bones of your wrist. If you sustain a wrist fracture, you’ll feel pain almost immediately, closely followed by swelling and bruising. The pain will often worsen with movement, especially when attempting to grip an object.

Injuries are especially common in the workplace, with wrist and hand injuries each being responsible for approximately 16 days off per year. They also account for approximately one-fourth of sport-related injuries.

How Forever Fit Can Treat Hand & Wrist Pain

Physical therapy is one of the first courses of action that you should explore for hand and wrist pain. At Forever Fit, our physical therapists will help figure out the cause of your pain so that we can develop a treatment plan personalized to fit the severity of your symptoms. The goal is to move you along the healing process so that you restore your hand and wrist function. We can also provide education and advice to reduce your risk of developing the pain again in the future.

For hand and wrist pain, Forever Fit can provide a combination of treatment options based on your specific needs, which may include:

  • Joint mobilization.
  • Massage.
  • Therapeutic exercises.
  • Electrotherapy.

When you’re ready to treat your hand and wrist pain, then be sure to contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.